But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal." -- Matthew 6:20 (King James Version) History's Lost Treasures takes a light-hearted but informative look at 50 of the world's greatest treasure troves, from burial goods to golden hoards, and from religious artifacts to rare documents. Some of these precious items have been found, but some still await rediscovery, and some may be lost forever. Treasures include: • Wondrous burial goods: Tutankhamun's death mask • A real crock of gold: The treasure of Villena • Sunken plunder: The Nuestra Señora de Atocha • Religious rarities: The unique Jain bronzes of Chausa • Stolen artworks: The missing van Gogh paintings • Dazzling gems: The La Peregrina Pearl This beautifully illustrated book is presented in full color and includes over 100 photographs, paintings, and illustrations depicting the world's most famous lost treasures, the places they came from, and the people who discovered them.
History’s Lost Treasures and the Secrets Behind Them by Eric Chaline