The largest, lost treasures of the world, by J. Gisakis / 9th Primary School of Larissa

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"The largest, lost treasures of the world", by J. Gisakis / 9th Primary School of Larissa, etwinning project "Flying Kites in the European sky". Kalliopi Perri, English teacher

"The largest, lost treasures of the world", by J. Gisakis / 9th Primary School of Larissa, etwinning project "Flying Kites in the European sky". Kalliopi Perri, English teacher

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  • 1. John Gisakis
  • 2.  For the Israelites, the Ark of the Covenant was the most sacred object on earth. This symbol of the Jewish nation, this ornate ark, according to the Bible, is designed by God Himself.
  • 3.  Described as the eighth wonder of the world by those who saw it and the most unique missing treasure in history.  It was a room with a dimension of 11 feet square lined with large panels made ​of elaborately carved amber tones , huge square mirrors and four wonderful mosaics from Florence . The amber walls were decked with precious stones and decorated with valuable collections of Prussian and Russian artwork .
  • 4.  The famous pirate Blackbeard only spent only two years of his life (1716-1718) plundering the seas. However, he amassed a great treasure. While the Spaniards were busy to collect the gold and silver from Mexico and South America, Blackbeard and his companions waited patiently the Spanish ships, which were loaded with gold and silver.
  • 5.  In 1820, Lima, in Peru, was on the verge of revolution. As a preventative measure, the viceroy of Lima decided to transport the fabulous wealth of the city in Mexico to the preserve. The treasure included, among others, precious stones and two life-size gold statues of Mary holding the baby Jesus. The treasure filled 11 ships and was valued at around $ 60,000,000.
  • 6.  When Howard Carter found the tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt, Valley of the Kings in 1922, he was fascinated by the splendor of the artifacts that the young king had taken with him to the afterlife.  There were so many jewels and other artifacts that Carter took ten years to fully register.
  • 7.  The decimation of the Spaniards by the Aztecs in Mexico took place on July 1, 1520 , when Hernando Cortés and his men were trapped in the capital Tenochtitlán by enraged Aztec warriors .  After days of vicious fighting , Cortés ordered his men to pack the treasures of Montezuma and try to run away at night . They failed , however, to leave, after the Aztecs caught up and attacked them . The massacre that followed filled the lake Tezcuco with the dead bodies of the Spaniards and the fabulous treasures of Montezuma.
  • 8. THE END