You probably have seen numerous movies and heard fables and legends about many magnificent hidden treasures. But did you know that such riches actually exist? Here are four of them.
The gold of Atahualpa
The leader of the Inca tribe, Atahualpa, was caught in Cajamarca by the Spanish conquistador Pizarro. To pay for his liberation, he asked his citizens to gather a vast amount of wealth.
This story later explains how the Spanish leader refused to take the treasure. Therefore, the Incas tossed it into Lake Yanacocha.
The tomb of Genghis Khan
Whether it is a legend or not, many people believe that the graves of numerous prominent emperors are brimming with hidden treasures.
Genghis Khan was the patron and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which grew to be the largest empire in history following his death.
Rumors say that his tomb is full of countless hidden treasures.
For years, many archaeologists put effort into finding the resting place of this emperor. Unfortunately, these attempts were unsuccessful, despite the beliefs his grave is somewhere near the Onon River, Mongolia.
The Nazi treasure of Toplitz
Following the Nazi’s capitulation in World War II, many people spread gossip that the dictatorship managed to collect an ample amount of wealth during their dominion.
The nephew of a German officer said that the Nazis dropped boxes full of gold into a lake in Austria.
Toplitz Lake in Austria is one of the most searched locations for such Nazi hidden treasures. However, there is no solid proof of its actual existence.
The treasure of the Virginia Families
Throughout the North American civil war, the general of the north, John Singleton Mosby, impounded an abundance of fortune from many rich families from the state of Virginia.
Mosby eventually had to hand over the wealth to one of his trustees since his rivals put him in a corner. The trustee hid it, and ever since, no trace of the treasure happened to be found.