Buried treasure and lost gems are something we see in fictional movies with pirates and thieves. While it's been proven that pirates don't bury their loot. Here are seven of the most valuable and extensive treasure troves ever brought to light. Having lost his hammer in a field, farmer Peter Whatling called a friend with a metal detector to help . If real, how do rat kings occur? Jing John's Lost Treasure. £70,, The treasure carts were lost and never recovered. King John The real City of Gold is Paititi. In brief. In , the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha was heading back to Spain when it was caught in a hurricane off the coast of Key West. Truth is stranger than fiction. Just follow the instructions found in Fenn's memoirs, The Thrill of the Chase , which are in the form of a cryptic poem straight out of a Sierra game. Not a lot of dogs are Ravenclaws, which I guess means that puzzle toy is really hard. Legend has it that in , Beale and a few men he was traveling with came into a large sum of gold and silver while mining somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Those that managed to escape gathered their riches and disappeared into history. Those that managed to escape gathered their riches and disappeared into history. Just remember that there's always the possibility that he asked to be buried with all his wives in a massive undead orgy position, so really ask yourself how badly you want that gold. Beale then entrusted Robert Morriss, a Lynchburg, Virginia innkeeper, with the safekeeping of a box containing the ciphers. She was already known to be dangerously unseaworthy, but since she was so massive, she was the pride of the Portuguese fleet. In , Juan De Iturbe was sailing a Spanish galleon that was filled with black pearls from the Mojave. As a further defence against pirates and privateers the fleet waited until just before the hurricane season before setting off from Havana. Thomas Beale must have been a strange man.