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2007-10-06 15:00:14

By Aubrey Woods, The Tribune, Seymour, Ind. Oct. 6--A local company claiming to have found buried treasure in what was once a cemetery has asked Jackson Superior Court for permission to recover it. In a lawsuit filed Sept. 19 against the city of Seymour and the Jackson County Health Department, Farlow & Fitzpatrick LLC declined to name what kind of treasure had been found and where the now abandoned cemetery lies because doing so might lead to theft. According to local legend,...

2006-04-18 07:20:00

By Michele Kambas TSERI, Cyprus -- Residents of a Cypriot village, intrigued for decades by a tale of buried treasure and an underground flight of steps leading nowhere, have decided to get to the bottom of the mystery. More than half a century after British colonial rulers forced them to abandon their last attempt to explore the site, residents of Tseri village in central Cyprus have begun excavating the 1,500-year-old tunnel and stairway. Antiquities officials say the stone structure is...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.