buried treasure


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buried treasure

1. Literally, treasure (such as gold, jewels, or other valuable items) that has been buried under sand or lays hidden in the ocean. Every kid dreams of finding buried treasure at the beach.
2. Anything that has lain dormant or undiscovered for a long period of time that, upon discovery, is found to be of great value. The writer, who was unknown in his lifetime, became hugely popular after the buried treasure of his unpublished manuscript was discovered among his belongings.
See also: bury, treasure
References in classic literature ?
Upon this discovery I was so sanguine as to consider the enigma solved; for the phrase 'main branch, seventh limb, east side,' could refer only to the position of the skull upon the tree, while 'shoot from the left eye of the death's head' admitted, also, of but one interpretation, in regard to a search for buried treasure.
OUR lovely Royal Iris Who gave us so much pleasure Like long lost buried treasure You wouldn't think to see her In her watery grave How much joy She gave to Liverpool On the cruises that she gave Dance trips with The Beatles And our Great Mersey sound Our fish and chips We bought onboard Oh, wasn't life just grand Now that day came to take her Wasn't very nice She must have cried a thousand tears And broke her tow rope twice She smashed into the dock wall As if trying to let us know That she wanted to stay in Liverpool And never wanted to go We didn't fight to save her We should hang our heads in shame But we could make it up to her And bring her home again Display her in all her glory For visitors to see Just how our brilliant ferry ship Looks as proud as she can be by Win Dry, Bootle
GRAVE RAVE RAV robbers who dug up a 200-year-old skeleton in a search for buried treasure are being hunted by police.
An American mercenary is rescued from a Cairo prison by a historian on the hunt for buried treasure in the desert, but to capture it they must deal with flesh-eating beetles and reincarnated demons.
2 (Petra) -- A collection of ancient historical antiquities and a buried treasure detector were seized on Tuesday, according to an official security source in the town of Ruseifah, north-east of the capital Amman.
Don't let the fact this is tucked away on BBC4 put you off - this is solid-gold buried treasure.
Can the buried treasure of legendary pirate One-Eyed Willie save their homes?
But their hopes that it contained buried treasure were dashed when an expert locksmith got to work.
He loved to scour fields and beaches for buried treasure
It is so far the largest trove of buried treasure yet unearthed in North America.
MULTAN -- Rescue personnel discovered the body of Zeeshan who dug a 50-foot deep tunnel here looking for buried treasure.
Looking quite scary the children rampaged through school with their treasure maps and wanted posters searching for buried treasure.
A sailing adventure awaits, and at its end the mates carefully explore Snake Island to find the buried treasure at the spot on the map marked X.
A trove of rare Gold Rush-era coins unearthed inCalifornialast year by a couple as they walked their dog may be the greatest buried treasure ever found in the United States, worth more than $10 million, a currency firm representing the pair said.
A FAMILY of rabbits has dug up a "gold mine" of 8,000-year-old buried treasure near Land's End.