The biggest treasure in history

October 20, 2012 14:47

Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala. After complaints of people on poor maintenance of the temple, he took control of the state. Researchers have discovered his closet, in which no one looked about fifteen centuries.

In 2011, the Indian temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy was found the great treasure for the history of the world. First treasure valued at $ 20 billion. Now talking about 25 billion is possible that this figure could rise.

Police patrolled the approaches to the temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy. Treasure at 25 billion U.S. dollars — a very serious thing. This is about 6% of foreign exchange reserves of India.

A view of the temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy. Found here are great treasures of jewels, gold and silver coins, various items, inlaid with precious stones … some made of gold weighing 10 kg or more. Bags of 35 kg packed with gems. One of the expensive items — a gold Buddha statue size of 1.2 meters. Scientists believe that all this wealth has been accumulated during the principality of Travancore.

25 billion dollars — is how much? In comparison, more than half of the annual budget of Pakistan (green on the left) and a lot more budget Bangladesh (green right).

To this day the most expensive finding sunken treasure was found and raised from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean by Odyssey Marine Exploration in 2007. The total weight of silver and gold coins of 17 tons, and the cost — about $ 500 million. It is assumed that the cargo ship was carrying "Merchant Royal."

Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple at night

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