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Where the treasure is hidden or How to find a jug with gold under an oven?

Who did not dream to find a treasure in the childhood - the chest buried in the earth with treasures or, at the worst, a purse with three rubles on ice cream! With age this desire at the majority of us gradually vanishes. And in vain! It is impossible even to imagine how many in centuries in the Russian land it is saved up values. It is more, probably, than in the Swiss banks …

we Will give definition to a treasure. These are the valuable objects or money earthed or hidden by a different way which owner is unknown. And our patient people nykat them at all times, it is especially active in the period of distempers and disasters.

How many they on distressful our earth swept? Princes constantly between themselves were at war. One Tatar, how many centuries went to Russia? Poles with Lithuanians plundered in the time of troubles. The robbers: Razin, Pugachev, Bolotnikov da Cudejar dashingly pogulevanit across Russia.

What to tell about October revolution - revolution when strongly shook all rich. And New Economic Policy? At first authorized a private property, entered silver fifty-kopeck pieces, rubles and even gold chervonets. Yes soon all pokherit and were accepted to collectivization.

Here our people also hid acquired or taken far away from others eyes. Heard, probably, a saying: far away you will put, you will closer take. Yes how not to hide? The first banks in St. Petersburg and Moscow appeared only in the second half of the 18th century and that for the rich. And in other cities and rural lands from time immemorial there was only a “land“ bank - dug out a pole in the secluded place, lowered a jug with coins there and dug.

For those who do not know the jug is a clay vessel for storage of money. It can safely be compared to a safe deposit box. Money was necessary - dug out and took how many it is necessary. The excess coin appeared - reported. And the jug always near at hand, is more right under legs.

Hid values in the under control territory it is reserved, being afraid of unnecessary witnesses. The place of a cache had to is easy and to be remembered for a long time. Therefore most often used earth half or the cellar of the house, the shed or an attic is more rare.

And buried a jug not in the middle of a log hut, under a bench or a table, and usually at the furnace. In it a certain sense was made. The earth preserved acquired not only from likhoimets, but also from the fires. They were disaster for ancient settlements. The whole rural streets were pinched by fire completely. If there was such trouble, it was easier for fire victim to find a cache on the remains of the furnace or the base of the burned-down house - dug out and built up a new log hut. And the person, whether in the fire disappeared, whether vorog killed or in is full took away, and its zakhoronka, or, on - modern, a hiding place, became a treasure.

So Russians hid the acquired values always, it precisely. Even in recent dashing 90 - e, during revelry of inflation, Yeltsin defaults and a gangster lawlessness, the most reliable bank was considered 3 - x liter glass capacity.

But at all times were and there are people who actively look for hidden and that is interesting, find. Under the law, 50% are necessary found a treasure and 50% - to the owner of land on which it was hidden. But the temptation is painfully big not to share and take away to itself everything. And it, believe, it is a lot of.

The average cost of an ancient treasure can make from 10 to 20 thousand dollars. Usually stored one in a jug - one and a half thousand coins. It is less - the sense was not. As a rule, it is copper five-copeck coins of times of Catherine II or more ancient silver “scales“ of the XVI-XVII centuries. One five-copeck coin at numismatists goes on 400 - 500 rubles, “scale“ - on 200 - 300. Here also consider.

Also nepmansky grists - silver rubles and fifty-kopeck pieces on 400 rubles apiece come across. Treasures of the revolutionary period and civil war more rare. This table silver, well and, of course, gold and jewelry.

Yes, sounds invitingly. Therefore in our world of mobile phones and purchases on the Internet the set not only fans, but also professional treasure-hunters in recent years appeared. And there was a clear split of spheres of their activity:

First of all, it is “historians“ who look for the treasures hidden since ancient times before the Great Patriotic War.

“Black diggers“ wander about places of former fights with fascists in search of the weapon and other military trophies which are in great demand at collectors.

“City gold prospectors“ ransack on the houses going under demolition (there it is still possible to find the period furniture suitable for restoration), and places of collecting waste of human activity - to collectors, garbage cans and dumps. What are you surprised? The lady in a bathroom washes, for example, - lo and behold, the gold chain burst and flowed away completely in the sewerage.

Beach search is quite profitable. Besides here it is possible to combine pleasant rest with business. The bather there is a lot of silver and gold lose. Everything is rather simple: plunges such from a heat into the cold water, vessels contract, water works as greasing, and even the sea wave will hit on the sunbathed body. Here is also not present on a finger of the favourite ring with an emerald presented for the thirtieth anniversary.

Therefore - you catch? - the washed-away jewelry should be looked for not in beach sand, and at the bottom of a reservoir near the coast. One my familiar each velvet season with a family comes out to the sea. Takes a diving suit, the underwater metal detector and a mask with dioptries. Collects at the bottom not only “yuvelirka“, but also coins which vacationers throw into water on unclear whom the thought-up tradition in hope to return here next summer. The last time caught even 50 - ti the dollar note.

So for persons interested to be engaged in treasure hunting field of activity rather wide. Already there is a set of the websites on this subject where you will be told by all about metaldetectors, will advise what shovel it is easier to dig, and will suggest to buy the card with the indication of ancient settlements of times of Ivan the Terrible.

Only at the same time it must be kept in mind that the treasure in hands is not given at once. From the first it, desired, hardly you will find.