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The Oldest Treasure Map in History

July 18th, 2013 by Piper Smith

Did you know that one of the earliest known instances of a document containing the directions to buried treasure is the Copper Scroll? It was recovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1952 near Qumran. Historians believe that it was written a really long time ago, probably between 50 and 100 AD! The Copper Scroll has a list of 63 locations with detailed instructions on how to recover buried treasures of precious gold and silver!

We sure love looking at treasure maps!

We sure love looking at treasure maps!

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