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South Korean Treasure Hunters Find Sunken Russian Ship Carrying $133 Billion in Gold

A South Korean firm reportedly discovered the wreck of a sunken Russian Imperial Navy cruiser reportedly carrying $133 billion worth of gold a mile off the South Korean island of Ulleung.

The vessel Dimitrii Donskoi, which sank during the 1904-05 Russo-Japanese War, is believed to contain an entire flotilla’s treasury meant to cover port expenses and pay the salaries of sailors and officers, based on historical accounts. Its reputation has made it a coveted target for many treasure hunters in the past.

Exchange Student Finds $15,000 Worth of Hidden Treasures in His New Apartment in China

A young man from New Mexico was in for a big surprise when he discovered a Chinese treasure box worth thousands inside one of the wall cabinets at his new apartment in eastern China.

Kendal Fortson, a composer and painter, recently moved into his girlfriend’s apartment in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, where he recorded the event in a video that he planned to send to his parents.

Man Finds Rare Swiss Watch at Goodwill for $5.99, Sells it for $35,000

Who says nothing good can be found at thrift stores? Arizona man Zach Norris walked into a Goodwill charity store in Phoenix last month looking for a golf cart when he spotted a real treasure.

Norris, an avid watch collector, believed he had stumbled on a rare Swiss watch, one of only 900 ever made. Goodwill priced it at $5.99. He claimed to have immediately recognized the 1959 Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch, and it was all his for the taking.