Lost Treasure! The Jules Rimet Trophy-- will it ever be found??
The World Cup is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world. The winner of this event would take home a gold trophy from 1930 to 1970, called the Jules Rimet Trophy. Later, and until present day, the trophy presented to the winner of the World Cup is called the FIFA World Cup Trophy.
The first trophy, the Jules Rimet, was renamed in honor of the FIFA president in 1946, who initiated the first ever competition of the World Cup in 1930. The trophy was originally called ‘Victory’, and was made of gold plated sterling silver depicting Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. It was stated that if ever a team won the World Cup three times, they would get to keep the trophy and another would be made.
Follow your gut feeling never came more true than in May of 1918 for William T. Robey. He was a stamp collector and was aware that a new issue of stamps was going to be produced which required a two step process. He wrote to his friends the following:
“It might interest you to know that there are two parts to the design, one an insert onto the other, like the Pan-American issues. I think it would pay to be on the lookout for inverts on account of this.” Read more on MW
When talking about pirates, the nefarious 18th century character of Blackbeard almost always comes up. It seems his name is synonymous with tales of plundering ships and ruthless battles on the high seas. The nickname Blackbeard is rightfully earned by this legendary pirate. He was recognized easily by his signature long dangling thick black beard. But who was he really? Was he as fierce and wealthy as the tales lead us to believe? And might he have left any buried treasure behind for us to find? We’ll explore these questions.
Muhammad Ali (1942-2016), born as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., is considered to be one of the best boxers of all time. In the 1960 Summer Olympics, held in Rome, he won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division of boxing at the age of 18. He would later turn professional and win countless other championships during his lifetime as a boxer. He also received numerous awards and other types of recognition all through his life. He definitely was one of kind.
There is a mystery surrounding his 1960 Gold Medal though. In his 1975 autobiography, The Greatest: My Own Story, it is written that soon after returning home from the Olympics ....read more on MW
Over 40 years ago, in the early morning hours of March 24, 1978, three swords and two daggers were stolen from the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. These gold and gem studded artifacts remain lost treasures yet today. Will they ever resurface?