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When purchasing watches, no one is questioned with how to wear watches, actually. This appears to be logical and rational. Nevertheless, the simplest things happen to be complicated sometimes. Everything is made from details and details sometimes mean far more than the whole. People who really wander how to wear watches properly exist and they are really concerned in this issue.

Cigar Lighters – Torches To Splash Delight

The Cuban leader Fidel Castro, a revolutionary Che Gevara, politicians Winston Churchill and Bill Clinton, writers Somerset Maugham and Mark Twain, the actor and the political figure Arnold  Schwarzenegger – these names are well-known and these figures are best known to the world for their political, social, literary and other achievements. Moreover, the abovementioned people highly esteem cigar smoking and, thus, they come as people who own the greatest number of tools and accessories so requisite for this leisurely process and among others there are cigar lighters.

Crystal Glass Tableware – A Song of Crystal

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Lost Treasures – Myths and Reality

Sunday, 26 December 2010

lost treasuresLots of legends about secret places for countless treasures and amazing jewelry accessories exist in the world.Modern treasure hunters, archaeologists and just lovers of adventures try every attempt to sort out if the lost treasures are a myth or reality which is vainly hidden from the humankind. As experts say, the cost of all the lost treasures hidden under the water and in the depth of the earth cost billion dollars. Some particular exhibits like the throne of the epoch of Grand Moguls or the hidden silver of the Jesuit are not subject to estimation.

Peacock Throne – jewelry perfection

There was a legend that once upon a time the jewelers from the whole India created the perfect throne to please Shah-Djahan. To create such a wonderful thing, the masters put the peacock feathers on the back of the throne and in every detail they revealed the color gamut in the stone. The carved patterns were made from gold and incrusted with plenty of rubies, emerald, pearls and semi-precious stones. Shah-Djahan enjoyed the gift and he traveled throughout Delhi sitting in the brilliant peacock throne riding a white elephant. A century later the Empire of Grand Moguls fell under the attack of conquerors and all the treasures were robbed and exported. The trace of the Peacock Throne was lost.

This story was deemed a legend until the memos of the legendary French traveler Jean Baptiste were discovered. He depistatedcted the detailed description of the wonderful throne though even a tiny jewel has never been found till up to date. There is one of plenty legends to tell that the treasure of Shah-Djahan is buried on the bottom of the sea in the ship Grosvenor not far from the Каар de Goede Hoop where it sank in 1782 with the untold wealth on the board.

The Golden Fleece – myth or reality

The myths of ancient Greece tell about the Golden Fleece stored in the grove by Ares under strict and permanent control of the dragon. The fleece was the bizarre charm for prosperity of the Kolh tribe and had the magic features. However, the Greek Argonauts headed by Yason stole the Golden Fleece to take to their motherland.

The Golden Fleece was the real attribute of culture and such legends tell about the relations set between the Ancient Greece and natives of the Caucasus. Mountain Rivers in the territory of today’s Georgia and the gold was then diluted in water. The ship was then soaked in the stream of the river and fine particles of gold settled in the lock of the skin. The skin was deemed as the jewelry treasure as such.

Jesuitical treasure

The missionary Jesuits lived back in North America in the early XVIII century. They discovered the mine of silver ore in the state of Arizona in the village La Purisima Concepcion. For long time the Jesuits developed the precious metal until they faced the envious natives and were driven out from the territory of America in 1767. However, the actual location of the hidden treasure is not revealed and the missioners took the secret with themselves. Yet, the silver ore mine was not discovered any longer and only in the XX century the American veteran accidentally discovered the thirty-ton outcome of the silver ore mine to the ground. He took lots of pictures and decided to come back to the mine again with the necessary equipment and working power. He was greatly disappointed to see that the trace of silver ore mine disappeared caused by earthquake followed by dislocation of the ground strata to hide the treasure for the other time. And who knows, whether the Jesuits concealed the silver asset.

The golden chain by Inca

There is a legend that when the Spanish conquerors arrived to the American continent in the early XVI century, all the treasures of Inca and Aztec Indians disappeared for over the night from all temples and houses. One of numerous treasures is known that belonged to the high priest where the golden chain with approximate weight of around 10 tons was located. Such item was carried by over two hundred strong males whereas it was difficult to hide it, on the top of it. However, when the conquistador Pizarro killed the leader of Inca tribe mercilessly, the secret of the hidden treasure was buried together with the killed.

Such stories are known a lot. Such world-known cultural values as the book collection by Ivan Grozniy and the scripts disappeared from the Alexandrine library are not still found. Location of tombs of the Egyptian Empress Cleopatra and that of her beloved Marco Antonio is cloaked in mystery. Though real romanticists, archaeologists delving into every detail adventurous people spend time in libraries to seek for any information referring to the place of treasures. Yet, who knows whether a great number of legends and myths is the immediate guide for actions.

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