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List of missing treasures

This is a list of notable treasures that are currently lost or missing.


1# Menorah from the Second Temple

Source: Wikipedia

The Menorah from the Second Temple in Jerusalem was looted by the Romans in 70 AD and put on view in the Temple of Peace in Rome. The temple burned down in 191 after which the fate of the Menorah is uncertain. If it survived the fire, it could have been brought to Carthage by the Vandals after their Sack of Rome in 455, as mentioned by Procopius in the 6th century.


2# Kusanagi (probably a legend)

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A sword and one of the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan that legitimize the rule of the Emperor. Lost at sea in the Battle of Dan-no-ura in the Genpei War.[1] Current government claims possession but has not permitted outside verification.

3# Treasure of Amaro Pargo

Source: Wikipedia

The treasure would be composed of “carved silver, gold jewelry, pearls and stones of value, Chinese porcelain, rich fabrics, paintings and perhaps 500,000 pesos”.[


4# Florentine Diamond

Source: Wikipedia

Lost yellow diamond with Indian origin.


5# Lost Imperial Faberge eggs

Source: Wikipedia

Seven eggs in the Imperial series are missing.


6# Royal Casket

Source: Wikipedia

Memorial containing 73 precious relics that had once belonged to Polish royalty. Looted during World War II.

7# Peking Man

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Fossil remains of Homo erectus pekinensis; dated ~500,000 years old. Lost during World War II in China in 1941 or may have been on the Awa Maru when it sank in 1945.


8# Nelson’s Chelengk

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A medal made of diamonds given to Admiral Horatio Nelson for his naval service. Placed in the National Maritime Museum in London in 1929 and stolen in 1951.


9# Patiala Necklace

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A necklace containing 2,930 diamonds including the world’s seventh largest diamond, the 428 carat “De Beers”. Some diamonds later recovered. Made by the House of Cartier in 1928 for Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, then ruling Maharaja of Patiala.

10# Amber room


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11# Crown Jewels of Ireland

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Heavily jewelled insignia of the Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick. Stolen from Dublin Castle in 1907.



12# Scepter of Dagobert

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Originally part of the French Regalia, sometimes considered its oldest part, dating from the 7th century, it was stored in the treasure of the Basilica of Saint-Denis (also known as Basilique royale de Saint-Denis) until 1795, when it disappeared, probably stolen.

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