July 27th, 2013 by Piper Smith
The oldest treasure map in history, the Copper Scroll that was found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, has detailed instructions on how to find buried treasure. The following lines are an English translation of the opening lines of the Copper Scroll! Ready to go treasure hunting?
“In the ruin which is in the valley of Acor, under
the steps leading to the East,
forty long cubits: a chest of silver and its vessels
with a weight of seventeen talents.”
So far, no treasure has been found in relation to any of the treasure maps in the Copper Scroll. Maybe you’ll be the first to find some gold!
Picture caption: The Copper Scroll from the collection of Dead Sea Scrolls–unlike the Dead Sea Scrolls that were written on papyrus or parchment, the Copper Scroll was written and pressed into metal.