Test Your Knowledge: Famous Found Treasures 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?
In which country is the legendary city of Paititi, which is supposedly home to an entire civilization's gold?
How old was the Uluburun shipwreck, which was found in 1982?
- about 300 years old
- about 1,800 years old
- about 3,300 years old
How many individual items were found in the Cuerdale Hoard?
- nearly 9,000
- nearly 900
- nearly 90
How much of the Cuerdale Hoard was given to the workers who unearthed it?
- none of it
- one piece each
- all of it
What treasure did a Bedouin shepherd find in 1947?
- Holy Grail
- Ark of Covenant
- Dead Sea Scrolls
How long did it take to find the San Jose, a Spanish galleon loaded with treasures that could be worth billions of dollars?
- 112 years
- 215 years
- 307 years
Where was the Saddle Ridge Hoard found?
- North Carolina
- Western Montana
- Northern California
How many gold pieces were found in the Saddle Ridge Hoard?
- about 400
- about 1,400
- about 100
What was farmer Peter Whatling looking for when he found the Hoxne Hoard in 1992?
In today's dollars, about how much would the Hoxne Hoard be worth?
- $4.7 million
- $9.2 million
- $18.1 million
How many ships were in the Spanish Treasure Fleet that sank in 1715 off the coast of Florida?
What is the approximate value of the treasures found in the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in India, even though there is still one unexplored vault?
- about $13 million
- about $39 million
- about $22 billion
Why has India's famed Vault B remained sealed even though it is thought to contain ancient treasure?
- doing so would unleash a curse
- It is guarded by dragons.
- no one in India needs the money
What happened to the Spanish Treasure Fleet after it set sail for Spain?
- set on fire by the British
- hit by a storm
- attacked by pirates
In 1857, the S.S. Central America was loaded with gold. How did it sink?
- intentionally grounded
What was the weight of the biggest gold ingot found in the shipwreck of the S.S. Central America?
- 30 pounds
- 80 pounds
- 120 pounds
Why did the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet leave Florida for Spain when captains knew hurricane season was brewing?
- to trick pirates
- the winds meant faster sailing
- They hated Florida.
On the coast of which country was the famous Diamond Shipwreck found?
The Diamond Shipwreck was loaded with 22 tons of ingots made of what material?
How long did treasure hunter Mel Fisher search for the Nuestra Senora de Atocha before locating the wrecked ship?
- eight years
- 16 years
- 28 years
How big is the largest diamond in the lost Patiala Necklace, which disappeared in 1948?
- 98 carats
- 428 carats
- 888 carats
The SS Gairsoppa was loaded with silver when it was sunk by the navy of which country?
Why did mobster Arthur Flegenheimer bury much of his ill-gotten fortune in the Catskill mountains?
- He gave up his life of crime.
- He was on a hit list.
- He was going to prison.
The Whydah Gally was captured by which famous pirate?
- Black Sam
- Black Caesar
In 1216, how were King John's Crown Jewels lost?
- unexpected tide
- ship sank
How did the 200-year-old Amber Room (made of amber and gold) become lost to history in the 1940s?
- It never existed.
- It was destroyed by fire.
- Nazis took it.
In the 2000s, what was the name of a secret project to retrieve treasure from a wrecked 1804 Spanish frigate?
- Goose head Project
- Black Swan Project
- Cormorant Project
What happened to the treasures found by the Black Swan Project?
- sold at auction
- lost in an accident
In the late 1980s, why did an art collector named Forrest Fenn bury treasure in the Rocky Mountains?
- He was suicidal.
- His child died.
- He was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Where is the supposed location of the rumored "Lost Dutchman" gold mine from the 1840s?