Hidden treasures always proved to be a great source of nostalgia and adventure for all of us in childhood. Believe me or not, most of us loved those TV shows and movies that had a mysterious jackpot in the end.
But, have you ever wondered what inspired the makers of these tables? It was obviously the fact that our country was regarded as 'Sone Ki Chidiya' before Independence. Foreign invaders looted us and for all those who think that this invasion has made our country poor, let me tell you, my friend, you are sadly mistaken. There are millions of precious gemstones, treasuries that went unexplored and are still blooming with gold reserves that can make anyone a millionaire. Wait... not just a millionaire, a billionaire that too overnight.
Take a look at some of the places where you might find everything that you need to become rich.
While digging ancient monuments, sculptures, temples and homes we will come across various unknown antiques.
As the name suggests, this place is believed to be the 'store of gold' an article stated that
inscriptions in the Shankhalipi script are found etched on the wall of the western cave which are the clues to open the doorway. But no one has succeeded in decoding the script.
Various reports and news have stated that Emperor Jahangir stayed in this fort, it is believed that during that time he hid treasure here, most of which is still not salvaged.
According to an article published by Times of India, the tunnel that connects the Minar with the Golconda forest is believed to have hidden treasures. The purpose of this tunnel was to facilitate safe passage for the royal family in case of emergencies.
Legends say that Man Singh- 1 who was the commander of Akbar's army, won a loot and didn't share it with him. It is also said that he hid the treasury in the fort. Former PM Indira Gandhi had also ordered to search the treasure.
This temple which is situated in the foothills of Kolur has a symbol of the serpent in it. For a common man, it might just be a symbol, but the priests of the temple believe that it represents the presence of treasure beneath the temple that's to be protected by a serpent.
As per India Today's article, he was the last Nizam of Hyderabad but when he inherited the throne in 1911, he also inherited an empty treasury, thanks to his father's lavish lifestyle. However, over the next 37 years, he amassed a huge amount of wealth and that's an understatement because according to TIME magazine (in 1937) he was believed to be the World's Richest Man.
In June 2001 as per an order by the court, an underground vault was opened in the temple. The amount of wealth-jewellery, crowns, statues and household articles made of gold, that were found inside was immense. Another vault exists which is supposed to contain wealth that surpasses the estimated $22 billion worth of treasure found in Vault A.
The Krishna and Guntur districts were once part of the Golconda Kingdom, and some of the world's finest diamonds were mined from the banks of the Krishna river. It's assumed that diamond reserves still remain in the bottom of the river.
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