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Won't you help me solve a thirty-year-old puzzle?

Hello darlings. I'd like your help, specifically in the form of looking at a painting and telling me if you recognize any parts of it from the city you live in, especially if that city is Boston. There's a fair amount of background in terms of what to look for, so please do bear with me. It's all relevant, I promise. [more inside]
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER on May 14, 2013 - 186 answers

Garden of Eden treasure?

I'm familiar with Genesis 2:11-12 which briefly mentions the existence of gold in the area surrounding the Garden of Eden. But are there any other ancient references, be they apocryphal, Talmudic, or in folklore, that links Eden with some sort of material treasure? [more inside]
posted by MrHalfwit on Aug 16, 2012 - 1 answer

Plunder Economics 101

The gold-coin contents of the cliche' pirate/dungeon treasure chest, how much would that be worth today? Assume a stereotypical treasure chest, knee high to an adult, filled with gold escudos in excellent condition. How much would the chest and contents sell for? Could you sell it?
posted by The Whelk on Aug 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Pirates and Pits

Pirates! Help me find a story about a pirate's treasure pit or what the story was based on, if it was real. [more inside]
posted by papercake on Jul 6, 2012 - 13 answers

Treasure + history + adventure + action = awesome

Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, National Treasure, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec and even Tomb Raider and Sahara. I love all these movies. Recommend me more of the same, please!
posted by slimepuppy on Feb 18, 2012 - 35 answers

Can I use a metal detector to find stuff in my back woods?

Treasure hunting: would a metal detector be right for my situation, and if so, which one? [more inside]
posted by abcde on Jul 3, 2011 - 4 answers

How can I make epic treasure on a budget?

The world is boring. It needs more buried treasure. What things could I bury as treasure - things with great and lasting value, yet could be obtained cheaply? (Eg, a spirits/wine chest could be inexpensive to buy, but eventually become a treasure worth finding after enough years have passed. Superstar backstage passes are useless as treasure (they expire), but are an example of something of great value that doesn't cost much money to obtain - if you can find a way to obtain them.) How can I assemble epic genuine treasure on a budget? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Jul 3, 2010 - 19 answers

...and they did it all with rocks and mud...

Is there a real-world precedent for the enormous temples full of elaborate premodern machinery that we see so often in adventure movies and video games? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Dec 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Underwater kids computer game?

Another Old Computer Game Filter: Underwater treasure finding for kids circa 1995? Help! [more inside]
posted by keribear on Aug 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Treasure Island -- Which One?

Which edition of Treasure Island was this? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Jul 25, 2009 - 5 answers

Treasure Hunting in the Bay Area

Please recommend some good places to go treasure hunting in the SF Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by cucumberfresh on Nov 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Identify this 80s movie featuring Indy-type blond heroine and... Aztecs?

Back in the 1980s, I remember watching a bizarre sort of Indiana Jones-copycat treasure-hunting/western movie. It featured a young, blond Daryl Hannah lookalike and possibly Aztecs who liked to dip humans head-first in liquid gold before decapitating them. It was fairly violent stuff, and one scene had the characters being horrified when one of their comrades returned headless on a horse. The whole thing must have been somewhat tongue-in-cheek, however, because it ended with a humorous 70s-style montage that set up a (presumably fake) sequel with the blond girl as a butt-kicking Indy-type heroine. I am pretty sure it was made in the 80s, and I remember the dialogue as being English, but I could be wrong; all I know is that Bud Spencer and Terence Hill weren't in it. Ring any bells?
posted by gentle on May 23, 2008 - 15 answers

Arrrr...where's me treasure, wench?

What and where are the collections of the worlds best treasure troves? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Mar 30, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I use RFIDs and some sort of detector to create a city-wide treasure hunt?

How can I use RFIDs and some sort of detector to create a city-wide treasure hunt? [more inside]
posted by ab5000 on May 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Are treasure maps real?

Has an ancient document ever led to an archaeological discovery? [more inside]
posted by bugloaf on Mar 15, 2007 - 22 answers

metal detectors

Buying advice for a good starter metal detector. [more inside]
posted by crunchland on May 12, 2005 - 5 answers

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