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Yamashita's Treasure FOUND! / Re: re: Opalescent Egg
« Last post by D double L on February 19, 2015, 10:23:31 AM »
Nice to be back.....kindly check this "EGGS"
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Israel unveils its largest find of medieval gold coins
Feb. 18, 2015 / http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbeat/israel-unveils-its-largest-find-of-medieval-gold-coins/ar-BBhI0hJ?ocid=mailsignout

CAESAREA, Israel (AP) — Israel on Wednesday unveiled the largest collection of medieval gold coins ever found in the country, accidentally discovered by amateur divers and dating back about a thousand years.

The find was made two weeks ago near the Israeli port city of Caesarea and consists of some 2,000 coins, weighing about 6 kilograms (13 pounds), the Israel Antiquities Authority said.

The coins were likely swept up in recent storms, said Kobi Sharvit, director of the authority's marine archaeology unit, adding that they provided "fascinating and rare historical evidence" from the Fatimid era in the 10th and 11th centuries.

The divers initially thought they had spotted toy coins but later showed a few of them to officials.

Marine archeologists, using metal detectors, then found the larger haul with coins of various denominations, dimensions and weight. The divers handed over all the coins.

Sharvit said they probably came from a boat that sank on its way to deliver tax money to Egypt or from a merchant ship trading among Mediterranean coastal cities.

He said archeologists hope further excavations at the site of the find will make it possible "to supplement our understanding of the entire archaeological context, and thus answer the many questions that still remain unanswered about the treasure."

Robert Kool, the Israel Antiquities Authority's curator of coins, said the find was in excellent condition. The coins did not require any cleaning or conservation despite having been at the bottom of the sea for about a millennium.

"Gold is a noble metal and is not affected by air or water," he said. "Several of the coins that were found in the assemblage were bent and exhibit teeth and bite marks, evidence they were 'physically' inspected by their owners or the merchants."

The earliest coin exposed in the treasure was a quarter dinar minted in Palermo, Sicily, in the second half of the 9th century.

Most of the coins, though, appear to have belonged to the Fatimid caliphs Al-Zakim and his son Al-Zahir and minted later. The Fatimid kingdom ruled Northern Africa, beginning in the 10th century.

PHOTO 1: Kobi Sharvit of The Israel Antiquities Authority holds Fatimid-period gold coins that were found in the seabed in the Mediterranean Sea near the port of Caesarea National Park in Caesarea, Israel, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. A group of amateur Israeli divers have stumbled upon the largest collection of medieval gold coins ever found in the country, dating back to the 11th century and likely from a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea.

PHOTO 2: This photo shows a detail of Fatimid period gold coins that were found in the seabed in the Mediterranean Sea near the port of Caesarea National Park in Caesarea, Israel, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. A group of amateur Israeli divers have stumbled upon the largest collection of medieval gold coins ever found in the country, dating back to the 11th century and likely from a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea.
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better post some pictures so that the MASTER TH can help you decode your signs..

good luck!
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hi fellow th.

i need advice on the site we found. on the back of turtle statue (2x1x1.2) lwh approximate has the mark SI= and is facing due east. At east where the head is facing is the rock pile 3 meters away. The center where the turtle head staring at is a fixed rock (not movable) and a fish statue with 5 teeth ( 2x1x1.5) and an eye facing to the turtle. It means the two animals face its other. At 6 meters from the head of turtle lined to fish statue is a rock with W  sign. On yama dream book codes SI= means 3 METERS MORE and its the location of the fish with piled rocks from turtle head. W means 5 yards.

My Question is where might be the object? is it under the fish with piled rocks or at rock with W sign or Could it be the W sign represent depth?

thank u.
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Its a marker.. a Kanji but I cabt read it coz its not clear.

NOT Kanji .  Could be Japanese and could also be an old land marker for boundary or ownership from years past.  If you like I will ask a code breaker when I get back to PH in a few weeks.  Perhaps he may understand it.

Z

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Treasure Marks, Signs and Symbols of the Yamashita Treasure / Re: Treasured Filed Rocks
« Last post by ZOBEX on February 08, 2015, 04:30:51 PM »
zobex said:
"Punched that and spent near another year going down past dead japs, explosives and such.  We did find the final vault which had tar covered drums in it, those were rigged with explosives.  Year 2002.  So that was near 13 years ago.  It can be done but it is expensive, dangerous and can easily destroy your life"

sir zobex, is it possible that near the entrance of the chamber, there is a give away cement room where supposed to be, there are no explosives in the said room? or are there explosives in every cement room? will the said explosives still explode even after 50 years or more?

It could be anything , you never know.  On the tunnel complex I mentioned, on that one we started in in May 1998 and was not till 2002 we finally got to the end of it.  One set of explosives trip wires were so corroded it was not possible to deactivate so we had no choice but to trigger it.  Then spent at least 3 months clearing out the collapse and hard rock.  Three guys were killed by poison gas and one from an explosion where a large chunk of rock was blown through the tunnel and punched into his lung.  Died before we could get him off the mountain.  I can post some pictures of the tunnel here if anyone likes.  TH is expensive, dangerous and heart breaking.  But once you get it in your blood it is hard to walk away from.  Yes the explosives are very likely to remain active.

Z
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zobex said:
"Punched that and spent near another year going down past dead japs, explosives and such.  We did find the final vault which had tar covered drums in it, those were rigged with explosives.  Year 2002.  So that was near 13 years ago.  It can be done but it is expensive, dangerous and can easily destroy your life"

sir zobex, is it possible that near the entrance of the chamber, there is a give away cement room where supposed to be, there are no explosives in the said room? or are there explosives in every cement room? will the said explosives still explode even after 50 years or more?
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i have tried being able to hit through drilling cement vaults in 2 areas that slide , and i could not even believe why were that possible. so on the 3rd one, we did not hit it forcefully. as we were able to touch its surface, we remove all the drilling bits, and dig to open the area, just enough for the cement vault top surface to appear. when we did that, two of my men were able to stand on the surface. they were astounded because the cement flooring tilted and move on one side similar to the movie national treasure starring nicolas cage where there was a cement that tilted crazy from side to side. but it was a lot different in our case, it was not that sensitive, but if two men would stand on one side, the cement wall would really move in opposite direction. that means to say, it was ready to slide only if there was enough force to make it move.            but after the owner was able to find out that a cement flooring was indeed found, we were unceremoniously booted out from the area.   the owner did not know the problem has just begun.


yojojo, keep on rebutting and debunking that  our stories are not true . tell that to zobex also and to tony, and to everyone else.  that is where you are good at. always telling something negative even if some of us here are telling our experiences. we are impelled by no other reason than to tell the truth. we are not like some bad and liar guys out there .
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Spectacular 2,000 Year Old Gold and Silver Hoard was Uncovered
http://www.antiquities.org.il/article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&id=1941&subj_id=240

A Spectacular 2,000 Year Old Gold and Silver Hoard was Uncovered in an Archaeological Excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority Conducted in the Qiryat Gat Region (june 2012)


The treasure trove comprising c. 140 gold and silver coins together with gold jewelry was probably hidden by a wealthy lady at a time of impending danger during the Bar Kokhba Revolt

A rich and extraordinary hoard that includes jewelry and silver and gold coins from the Roman period was recently exposed in a salvage excavation in the vicinity of Qiryat Gat. The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, was funded by Y. S. Gat Ltd., the Economic Development Corporation for the Management of the Qiryat Gat Industrial Park.

The rooms of a building dating to the Roman and Byzantine period were exposed during the course of the excavation. A pit that was dug in the earth and refilled was discerned in the building’s courtyard. To the archaeologist’s surprise, a spectacular treasure trove of exquisite quality was discovered in the pit wrapped in a cloth fabric, of which only several pieces remained on the artifacts.

According to archaeologist, Emil Aladjem, the excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, “The magnificent hoard includes gold jewelry, among them an earring crafted by a jeweler in the shape of a flower and a ring with a precious stone on which there is a seal of a winged-goddess, two sticks of silver that were probably kohl sticks, as well as some 140 gold and silver coins. The coins that were discovered date to the reigns of the Roman emperors Nero, Nerva and Trajan who ruled the Roman Empire from 54-117 CE. The coins are adorned with the images of the emperors and on their reverse are cultic portrayals of the emperor, symbols of the brotherhood of warriors and mythological gods such as Jupiter seated on a throne or Jupiter grasping a lightning bolt in his hand”.

Sa'ar Ganor, District Archaeologist of Ashkelon and the Western Negev for the Israel Antiquities Authority, adds “the composition of the numismatic artifacts and their quality are consistent with treasure troves that were previously attributed to the time of the Bar Kokhba Revolt. During the uprising, between 132-135 CE, the Jews under Roman rule would re-strike coins of the emperor Trajan with symbols of the revolt. This hoard includes silver and gold coins of different denominations, most of which date to the reign of the emperor Trajan. This is probably an emergency cache that was concealed at the time of impending danger by a wealthy woman who wrapped her jewelry and money in a cloth and hid them deep in the ground prior to or during the Bar Kokhba Revolt. It is now clear that the owner of the hoard never returned to claim it.

The treasure trove was removed from the field and transferred for treatment to the laboratories of the Artifacts Treatment Department of the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem.
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Treasure Marks, Signs and Symbols of the Yamashita Treasure / Re: Treasured Filed Rocks
« Last post by ZOBEX on February 06, 2015, 02:41:28 PM »

it is just telling you that there are treasures there. clearly, those rocks were not placed there by nature. it is similar to balabag digos city. deep river with no more water on it. all the water were diverted to another place.

as for your question as to what it signifies, almost all of us here have no idea because only a handful of japanese knows about it. please do not believe THAPI OR luzviminda. if those codes were true, i could have recovered an item already.   all those 5 years of experimentation with codes brought me with nothing. but when i did not rely on those codes, there were cement vaults that we were able to find through drilling, only to find them sliding in another locations. what was left was a shallow void, a very big void that once houses the said cement vault.  i was able to enter a big cement room also with my friends only to find out after 7 months that the cement room has no hollow portion and you have to clear it from the backfilled earth and fist sized rocks. it looks like a hard rip rap. but we cannot find the items inside after clearing 8-10 feet wide of it. the wall was 2 feet thick and you cannot break it or chip a portion with it using a very powerful jackhammer even for 2 days.  the owner gave up . i dont know what happened to his area.

i have also lost interest in treasure hunting after spending half million for the equipments and after spending 2 million more of my money to finance. now, im broke and i cant even live decently. that should be a lesson to those who would wish to spend their hard earned money to a venture which they dont even know how to approach and be successful. only the japanese and a handful of people who knows how to recover it. if you rely on stone markers, you will end up with nothing. only those who placed those stones know the meaning of it.

 i therefore conclude that in the davao region, most items , the shallower ones and small ones , were meticulously engineered.  the japanese engineers and japanese generals would not want us to get hold of these treasures. their mandate is that those japanese treasures must only be for the imperial family or a handful of them.

but if you have money to burn, you can experiment all you want. but i was already there. and i am telling newbies who wish to burn their money,the result is not  gonna be pleasant with nagging wives and hungry children.   

please have a decent equipment , detector, scanner, gpr before you even start digging.

Been there, done that.  The cement vault that appears empty is either a decoy vault or is a blind vault.  You would have to know the spot to knock a hole in to continue.  We did one such blind vault, found a slight imperfection in the surface that was dead square in the middle of the floor.  Punched that and spent near another year going down past dead japs, explosives and such.  We did find the final vault which had tar covered drums in it, those were rigged with explosives.  Year 2002.  So that was near 13 years ago.  It can be done but it is expensive, dangerous and can easily destroy your life.

The japs built a lot of decoy or phony vaults and treasure sites.  Lots of fake code markers out there as well, decoys to cause confusion and disappointment.  The code marker descriptions out there are mostly fake.  I am going back to the islands in two weeks to continue on a vertical shaft I stopped working on December 23 and went home.  Hit a water trap and am pumping now at 100 gallons a minute and still can't clear it out.  Imagine pumping 100 plus gallons of COLD clear water and we are only 21 feet down from a near flat surface.  The hole is 2 meters x 2 meters square and 7 meters deep, yet it is producing over 100 gallons a minute.  The surface is dry, grassland.

Last year a friend of mine hit a tipping cement block deposit, on north Luzon.  I warned him when they first cleared around the cement block, 1m x 1m x 2m size, that they had better wrap a safety snag of steel cable around it before it took off.  They thought I was nuts and stopped to have a meal ( for the crew to have lunch ) just as they returned and started down the hole, it tipped in front of their eyes and disappeared down at a slant into a lot of wet sand, like quick sand.  They stood and watched it disappear in front of their eyes.  From that point down the side walls of the hole kept collapsing in so they gave up and stopped.

Z

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