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1. In 1216, King John was taken ill on his way to Norfolk. He travelled back avoiding a marshy area that could be treacherous, but the other coaches were sent on a route through the marshes. This led to the coaches being lost in the tide near Sutton Bridge, including the coach containing the Crown Jewels. What is the name of the marshy area in the UK where the jewels were lost?
2. A legendary city in gold is likely to capture the imagination. One of those lost cities is the city of Paititi. Its precise location is disputed by many and as a consequence the city and the gold remain hidden. On what continent, with cities like Cusco and Cochabamba, is Paititi supposedly found?
3. At the end of the 19th century Paul Kruger was president of the South African Republic, also known as the Transvaal Republic. During the Second Boer War with the British, Kruger supposedly fled from a South African city taking a large quantity of gold with him on the train. The gold was never found. You can still visit the Kruger House in the city he departed from, located in the northern part of South Africa. From which city did Kruger apparently flee with the gold?
4. In 1946, the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered. Part of the discoveries made in later years was a copper scroll divided into two parts, somewhat different from the rest of the scrolls. In these scrolls at least 63 locations were mentioned hiding a treasure in gold and silver. What is the name of the famous dig site where the discovery was made?
5. In November 1511 the Portuguese carrack Flor de La Mar sunk near the island of Sumatra. It was supposedly carrying a large treasure for the Portuguese king. The treasure of the ship was never found. To what country does the island Sumatra belong?
6. Peter Carl Fabergé was given the assigment to make a golden egg for Tsar Alexander III as a gift to his wife. Over the years, the Russian jeweller and his company made several of these Fabergé eggs, worth a lot of money. Some of them remain missing. One of the missing eggs honours the parents of Maria Feodorovna. Her father Christian IX was king of a country that this egg was named for. What country, where Christian is buried at Roskilde Cathedral, gives the egg its name?
7. In the year 1715 twelve ships left Havana in Cuba with a large treasure from the New World. Most of the ships were lost in a hurricane and only part of the treasure could be recovered. Among the ships still lost is the San Miguel. What country did these ships come from?
8. In 1701 architect Andreas Schluter started work on a series of panels made of amber. Put together they created the Amber Room, a room intended to be used for the Charlottenburg Palace in Prussia. It was moved a few times and later seized by the Germans in the Second World War, to be displayed at Konigsberg Castle. It disappeared after the war, not to be seen again. In which city is Charlottenburg Palace, where the Amber Room was originally planned?
9. A lot of legends are attached to the Knights Templar, a military order founded around 1119. After they had fallen out of favour about 200 years later, many of their members were arrested and killed. Supposedly some of the remaining members managed to flee and hide a famous treasure, aided by Robert The Bruce, helping him with the Battle of Bannockburn in return. One of the mentioned locations of the treasure is Rosslyn Chapel. Where is this church located?
10. Oak Island is a popular location for treasure hunters. In 1795 a man named Daniel McGinnis reportedly found a dig site and tried unearthing a treasure hidden there. Later the location was to be known as The Money Pit, but no treasure has been found. In what country is the island located, near the shores of Nova Scotia?
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