600 barrels of loot found on Crusoe island

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | 600 barrels of loot found on Crusoe island: The Guardian reports that treasure reportedly worth £5.6bn has been found on “Robinson Crusoe Island”, also known as Juan Fernández, off the coast of Chile. The treasure includes papal rings and gold statues from the Incan empire. It was located by a group of adventurers, using a robot which uses ground penetrating radar (GPR), a technique often used by archaeologists, to look for subterranean features.

It will be interesting to follow the inevitable ownership claims – the finders claim they will give half of the money away to non-profit organisations, where the Chilean government claims it has ownership…

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