The Lost Treasure Of The World – ll

4. San Miguel & The 1715 Treasure Fleet:

In the war of 1715, when King Philip V of France had Become Spain’s first Bourbon King, a group of 12 ships which were loaded with gold bars, silver ingots, pearls and emeralds from Central and South America sinked, which would be of worth of $200 presently. 8 of these ships water rediscovered. The four which are still remained undiscovered are:

San Miguel: It was a 22 cannon frigate with 62 members, which sunk in Amelia Island.

Nuestra Senora de Concepcion:  It was a Spanish Galleon of the Nueva Espana fleet reported to have sunk on July 1715. Its remains have not yet been identified.

El Ciervo: It was a merchant ship that was a part of the Los Galleons fleet. It was headed by the flagship, plus one other small merchant vessel. It’s principle cargo was Brazil wood and Tobacco.

La Holandesa: This was a Dutch buit merchant vessel, formerly known as ‘Neustra Senora del Carmen’. The ships name was changed to ‘Nuestra Senora de La Popa’ by the ship’s captain Antonio de Echevera. The vessal is said to have grounded during the hurricane. If this ia the case it is likely that the vessel was completely salvaged by the Spanish, including its hull, and no trace remains.

5. The Lost Faberge Eggs:

This egg called Faberge egg was believed to be the Easter gift from Tsar Alexander III to his wife Tsarina Maria Feodorovna in 1887. It was made by Faberge and hence is the name.  It was made up of gold and gem studded, and was also decorated with diamond-encrusted ribbons of leaves and roses and three large sapphires. It also contained a gold watch by the Swiss watch maker Vacheron & Constantin.

In 1918, after the death of the Romanovs, the House of Faberge was nationalized and ransacked by the Bolsheviks. Faberge and members of his family left Russia on what was to be the last diplomatic train to Riga, not realizing that they would never be able to return to their beloved Russia again. The egg was lost then. When Faberge saw that all was lost, all of the members of the imperial family on Russian soil had been murdered, he then fled to Switzerland, where he died in 1920, out of grief for his family.

All other jewelry and the eggs were sent, by order of Lenin, to Moscow. They were lost in some dark passage in the Armoury storerooms; nobody knew where they were. There were crates containing the eggs remained, unopened, guarded by Kremlin staff. There is every possibility of the being somewhere in the country itself but there are no traces yet.

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