Over the years, experts and scientists have discovered many valuable treasures. These scientific discoveries are of great interest, including silver Pharaoh, Birka ring, Captain Kidd's treasure. Join us in reviewing the valuable treasures discovered through the article below.
In 1940, French archaeologist Pierre Montet discovered a coffin for pharaoh made of silver. Therefore, the corpse discovered in this particular coffin is called "silver pharaoh". According to the conception of the ancient Egyptians, gold was the flesh of the gods and silver, the bones of the gods.
In ancient times, silver was imported from West Asia. It became one of the most precious metals in ancient Egypt. The silver coffin represents the incredible wealth of pharaohs in the 21st dynasty. This is one of the most valuable treasures ever discovered.
Archaeologists have discovered an extremely valuable Viking ring in Birka (now Sweden). On this ring has an engraved Arabic Kufic character , widely used in the 8th and 10th centuries with the words "For Allah" or "To Allah".
Discovered in the tomb of a woman who died in the 9th century, this mysterious ring is made of silver alloy. According to experts, this Viking neck ring is a proof of cultural contact between the Nordic region and the ancient Muslim region.
This mysterious ring also shows the Viking relationship with the Abbasid Caliphate - which controls many parts of the Middle East and North Africa.
A group of British-American archaeologists found the treasure of Scottish notorious pirate William Kidd off Madagascar. Experts say a 50kg silver block has been discovered. These silver blocks are believed to be the treasure of Kidd pirate captain left behind by a shipwreck in the 17th century.
By 1699, Kidd pirate was arrested in Boston with the number of treasures on board worth about $ 10 million (at current exchange rates). The infamous pirate of this time was executed in 1701. Kidd's body was then dipped into tar and hung on chains along the Thames as a warning to those who wanted to become pirates. Since then, the location of Kidd's treasure has become a great mystery.