Quiz: Test Your Knowledge: Famous Found Treasures Quiz
Test Your Knowledge: Famous Found Treasures Quiz
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About This Quiz

Humans stash (or lose) their loot in all sorts of weird ways, leaving other people to speculate on those riches. How much do you know about these famous treasures?

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In which country is the legendary city of Paititi, which is supposedly home to an entire civilization's gold?
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How old was the Uluburun shipwreck, which was found in 1982?
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How many individual items were found in the Cuerdale Hoard?
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How much of the Cuerdale Hoard was given to the workers who unearthed it?
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What treasure did a Bedouin shepherd find in 1947?
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How long did it take to find the San Jose, a Spanish galleon loaded with treasures that could be worth billions of dollars?
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Where was the Saddle Ridge Hoard found?
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How many gold pieces were found in the Saddle Ridge Hoard?
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What was farmer Peter Whatling looking for when he found the Hoxne Hoard in 1992?
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In today's dollars, about how much would the Hoxne Hoard be worth?
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How many ships were in the Spanish Treasure Fleet that sank in 1715 off the coast of Florida?
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What is the approximate value of the treasures found in the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in India, even though there is still one unexplored vault?
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Why has India's famed Vault B remained sealed even though it is thought to contain ancient treasure?
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What happened to the Spanish Treasure Fleet after it set sail for Spain?
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In 1857, the S.S. Central America was loaded with gold. How did it sink?
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What was the weight of the biggest gold ingot found in the shipwreck of the S.S. Central America?
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Why did the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet leave Florida for Spain when captains knew hurricane season was brewing?
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On the coast of which country was the famous Diamond Shipwreck found?
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The Diamond Shipwreck was loaded with 22 tons of ingots made of what material?
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How long did treasure hunter Mel Fisher search for the Nuestra Senora de Atocha before locating the wrecked ship?
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How big is the largest diamond in the lost Patiala Necklace, which disappeared in 1948?
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The SS Gairsoppa was loaded with silver when it was sunk by the navy of which country?
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Why did mobster Arthur Flegenheimer bury much of his ill-gotten fortune in the Catskill mountains?
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The Whydah Gally was captured by which famous pirate?
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In 1216, how were King John's Crown Jewels lost?
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How did the 200-year-old Amber Room (made of amber and gold) become lost to history in the 1940s?
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In the 2000s, what was the name of a secret project to retrieve treasure from a wrecked 1804 Spanish frigate?
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What happened to the treasures found by the Black Swan Project?
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In the late 1980s, why did an art collector named Forrest Fenn bury treasure in the Rocky Mountains?
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Where is the supposed location of the rumored "Lost Dutchman" gold mine from the 1840s?
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