Which Famous Treasure Are You Destined to Find?

By: Mark Lichtenstein

Which Famous Treasure Are You Destined to Find?
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About This Quiz

If early man has taught us one thing, it’s that treasures are to be valued, collected and protected. People like pirates have been hunting what they thought to be some of the most valuable treasures in the world like El Dorado and the Fountain of Youth. Whether or not these things and places were real, they gave way to some of the greatest stories, and now movies, in the world. Although the hunt for these things has heavily diminished over the years, there are still modern-day treasure hunters in existence. But what if you were one of these pirates or treasure hunters, just which treasure would you find?

Are you the one who will uproot Genghis Khan's gold? It is supposedly in his tomb, but no one has been able to find the tomb for hundreds of years. Can you? Or will you be the one to find the Templar Treasure? Are you brave enough to go diving around Oak Island to find it? Or maybe you'll find D. B. Cooper's Cache -- will you get the remainder of the $200,000 that was never found? Or, maybe you'll be the one to get the Confederate Gold. Do you already have plans for what you'll do with all your loot?

If you’re curious to find out just how valuable of an object you're destined to find, take our famous treasures quiz! Let’s get started.

Which culture do you find the most interesting?
The Mongols.
Christian Europe.
The modern world.
The Confederate States of America.

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How few clues are you willing to go on?
I'm willing to go by a handful of clues.
I'd prefer lots of clues and theories.
I don't mind not many clues so long as the accounts are reliable.
I'm okay with going on no clues at all.

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Are you okay with following a well tread path?
No, I want to break new ground.
I'd like that.
I want to hunt for something where the path is unclear.
I'm okay with it, as long as I get to see a lot of the great outdoors.

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Do you mind if your find has political implications?
I'd rather it not.
I don't mind as long as no one tries to steal it.
I don't care if the law comes to take my treasure.
I don't mind if the government steps in.

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How magnificent must your find be?
It has to be mindblowing.
It has to be historically significant and massive.
It has to be cool, but need not be more than a cold hundred grand in cash.
It has to be a giant treasure; enough to start a war.

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Do you mind if the law tries to stake a claim to your find?
I don't mind as long as I get credit.
I don't want them to.
I don't care, as long as I can keep a piece.
I don't mind as long as it goes to an authority I trust.

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Do you plan on spending a lot of time in musty old books?
I'm hoping to avoid that.
Yes.
Maybe a few FBI reports, but mostly on the ground hunting.
I want to just walk around with a metal detector.

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Do you mind having to locate bygone landmarks?
I look forward to that.
I'd rather those already be known.
I'd rather not to have to do that.
I like the sound of that!

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Do you mind having to go someplace with strange food?
That sounds like fun!
As long as I can get McDonald's.
No, I want to stay in America.
I don't mind regional foods, so long as there's bacon.

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Do you mind having to go to the middle of nowhere?
I think that's the whole point.
If I have to, I'll go.
I'd rather stick to places that are populated.
So long as a CB can get me help, I'm okay.

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Must this search happen in a heavily populated country?
No.
I don't mind going to a sparsely populated part of an unpopulous country.
Yes.
Populous yes, but not where I'm going.

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Do you mind being in a fairly lawless place?
No.
I'm happy as long as there's some law.
Yes.
As long as I can carry a gun, I'm okay.

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Do you want to be part of a large crowd of treasure hunters?
No.
A small but crazy crowd is for me.
No, I want it to be a small field.
Yes, I want loads of people looking for clues.

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What languages do you speak?
Many Asian languages.
English, Latin, and French.
English.
American.

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Do you want your find to come with a story everyone knows?
No, I want it to be obscure.
Yes, I want it to be Dan Brown kind of stuff.
No, but I want a movie out of it.
I want about half the U.S. population to know it.

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What will you do with your find?
Loan it to a museum.
Put it on Ebay.
Spend it.
Put it in Sotheby's.

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Which item would you most want to find?
Genghis Khan's sword.
The Spear of Destiny.
A lost dossier.
A steampunk machine gun.

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Which religion interests you the most?
Tengrism.
Satanism.
Heaven's Gate.
Christianity.

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What would you most hope to find hidden in the treasure hoard?
Gold bricks.
Gold coins.
Cash.
A historical record of what the find was.

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Who would you want your find to matter to?
The people of Asia and Eastern Europe.
The whole world.
Law enforcement in America.
The South.

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Do you mind if your find upends gold prices?
I don't worry about that.
I don't mind at all.
I mind very much.
I hope it does!

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Do you mind if your treasure is hidden underwater?
Not as long as it's just a river or a stream.
Not at all. Sign me up!
I mind.
I ain't looking there!

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Do you mind if you have to do a lot of digging in one spot?
Not really.
I just want it to be a technical challenge.
I don't mind doing a lot of digging in the sense of research.
I want to have to go all over the place.

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Do you mind if you have to travel all over the place to find your treasure in bits and pieces?
I want there to be one big find.
I don't mind a couple different finds.
I expect I'll have to go to at least three places.
I want to have to travel all over the place.

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Could your treasure could be complete fiction?
Not really.
A little bit.
No.
It could be a bit of a legend.

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Do you mind if your find makes you a target of secret societies?
I mind very much.
I don't mind. Come at me!
I don't think it will.
I don't mind because finding them would be as big a deal as finding the treasure.

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Do you mind if your investigation makes you lock horns with law enforcement before you even find a single coin?
I don't mind a little red tape.
I don't want that.
I expect it, and I don't care.
It might cause that, but I don't mind much.

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Do you need all the facts to be available from the beginning?
Facts? Yes.
I don't mind if it's mostly conjecture.
Yes, I want lots of paperwork.
I don't mind if I have to rely on luck.

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Do you want to rack up the airline miles on your hunt?
Yes I do!
I don't want to go too far.
I don't mind having to criss-cross the country a few times.
I just want to get in my car and drive there.

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Do you mind if your find makes the subject of your adventure a little less mystical?
I don't mind at all.
I don't think it will.
That's the point of finding it!
I want to demystify things.

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