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2012-05-17 23:02:08

First Winner Declared in Seattle Roger Lintott of London England is the first of many winners in a real million dollar treasure hunt which seeks to raise $25 million for breast cancer research. Roger Lintott arrives today to receive the first of 12 Solid Silver Eagles valued at more than $37,000. He is in line with all readers of the book The World´s Greatest Treasure Hunt: Quest for the Golden Eagle to win the Grand Prize of $1 million. The inspiration to raise funds for breast cancer...

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2009-06-05 12:50:00

An American treasure hunting company was told by a U.S. judge to return valuables from the shipwreck of the Spanish warship Mercedes to Spain, Reuters reported. However, the firm said on Thursday it would contest the judge's non-binding decision. The Tampa, Florida-based magistrate judge's recommendations on Wednesday marked the latest step in a lengthy battle between the treasure hunters, Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc, and the governments of Spain and Peru. The opposing party's are all...

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2009-02-02 16:15:00

A Florida-based treasure-hunting firm reported the discovery of a British Royal Navy warship on Monday. The HMS Victory, which belonged to Admiral Sir John Balchin was lost in 1744. Tampa-based Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. reported the discovery of the ship, which was considered to be the last Royal Navy warship to be lost at sea with a complete complement of bronze cannon, the company said in a statement. Shares of the exploration firm jumped more than 32 percent on Monday after the find...

2008-05-13 17:07:05

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Indiana Jones managed to retrieve the trinket he was after in the opening moments of "Raiders of the Lost Ark.'' He pretty much wrecked everything else in the ancient South American temple where the little gold idol had rested for millennia. Though he preaches research and good science in the classroom, the world's most famous archaeologist often is an acquisitive tomb raider in the field with a scorched-earth policy about what he leaves behind. While actual...

2005-08-25 09:09:25

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Fla (Reuters) - Hundreds of millions of dollars in silver bars, emeralds and gold chains have already been recovered from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, sunk during a Florida Keys hurricane in 1622. But the mother lode of treasure discovered by Mel Fisher two decades ago may not have finished yielding its fortunes, his heirs believe, and there may be more to come. "It's still a trail of gold," said Mel Fisher's son Kim, 49, chief executive of...

2005-08-24 07:56:20

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Fla (Reuters) - Hundreds of millions of dollars in silver bars, emeralds and gold chains have already been recovered from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, sunk during a Florida Keys hurricane in 1622. But the mother lode of treasure discovered by Mel Fisher two decades ago may not have finished yielding its fortunes, his heirs believe, and there may be more to come. "It's still a trail of gold," said Mel Fisher's son Kim, 49, chief executive of...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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