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Tuesday, November 13 2018

Gold coins, hoofs found in 2,000-yr-old Chinese tomb

An archaeologist cleans the hoof-shaped ingots in an aristocrat's tomb that dates back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD), in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, Nov. 17, 2015. Chinese archaeologists on Tuesday discovered 75 gold coins and hoof-shaped ingots in the tomb. The gold objects 25 gold hoofs and 50 very large gold coins are the largest single batch of gold items ever found in a Han Dynasty tomb.

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Friday, April 14 2017

China retrieves sunken treasure linked to leader of ancient uprising

Chinese archeologists announced Thursday they have excavated more than 30,000 relics from a riverbed. They are believed to be treasures owned by the leader of an ancient uprising.

The retrieved relics include more than 10,000 gold and silver objects taken from the Jiangkou stretch of the Minjiang River in Meizhou City, Sichuan Province.

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Wednesday, March 22 2017

10,000 pieces of 300yo gold & silver treasure found in Chinese river

Over 10,000 items from a gold and silver treasure dating back to the Ming Dynasty 300 years ago have been discovered at the bottom of a river in China.

The monumental trove, which had been sitting at the bottom of a river in southwest China’s Sichuan Province for over 300 years, was unearthed by archaeologists.

A large number of gold, silver, and bronze coins were among some of the items recovered at the junction of the Minjiang and Jinjiang rivers about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Chengdu, the archeologists said on Monday.

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Tuesday, May 6 2014

Treasure hunters recover more than 60 pounds of gold from 157-year-old shipwreck off South Carolina coast

An expedition to bring back the remaining gold from a steamship that sank in 1857 off South Carolina in one of the nation's worst maritime disasters has recovered almost 1,000 ounces of gold - the first gold recovered from the wreck in almost a quarter century.

The S.S. Central America was bringing gold back from the California when it sank in a hurricane claiming 425 lives. In addition, thousands of pounds of gold went to the bottom aboard the 280-foot, side-wheel steamship.

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