Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Shake THIS booty

"The biggest treasure in history has been located," said Fernando Uribe-Etxeverria, a lawyer for Wagner, the Chilean company leading the search.
Mr Uribe-Etxeverria estimated the value of the buried treasure at $US10 billion ($13.2 billion). The stash reportedly includes 10 papal rings and Incan gold statues.
The hoard is supposedly buried 15 metres deep on Robinson Crusoe Island, part of the Juan Fernandez Islands. For centuries treasure hunters have scoured the island - home to the Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk, the adventurer immortalised by Daniel Defoe as Robinson Crusoe - in search of booty that was reportedly buried there in 1715 by the Spanish sailor Juan Esteban Ubilla y Echeverria.
Foreigners have made so many claims of discovering the lost treasure that islanders are usually sceptical." http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/stranger-than-fiction-a-real-treasure-island/2005/09/26/1127586800465.html



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