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Treasure Collection

"Unveiling the Mysteries of Treasure: A Journey through Time and Culture" Embark on a captivating adventure as we delve into the world of treasure

Background imageTreasure Collection: William Smith Geological Map

William Smith Geological Map

Background imageTreasure Collection: Treasure Island Map

Treasure Island Map
A map of the island

Background imageTreasure Collection: Treasure Island Map / Col

Treasure Island Map / Col
A map of Treasure Island

Background imageTreasure Collection: Pressed seaweed specimens C016 / 6127

Pressed seaweed specimens C016 / 6127
Pressed seaweed specimens collected by women living in Jersey during the 1850s and 1860s

Background imageTreasure Collection: Sutton Hoo treasure

Sutton Hoo treasure
A double-page spread relating to the Anglo-Saxon ship burial ground discovered at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. it was filled with many priceless treasures, a few of which are shown here

Background imageTreasure Collection: RUSSELL: STAGE ROBBER. A stage robber pointing a shotgun. The vignette in the right corner shows

RUSSELL: STAGE ROBBER. A stage robber pointing a shotgun. The vignette in the right corner shows the robber with a treasure box and a dead messenger as the stagecoach drives off

Background imageTreasure Collection: The back of the gold-plated throne, showing queen Ankhesenamun putting the finishing touches to

The back of the gold-plated throne, showing queen Ankhesenamun putting the finishing touches to the kings toilet, from the tomb of the pharoah Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings

Background imageTreasure Collection: The kings two daggers, one with a blade of gold, the other of iron

The kings two daggers, one with a blade of gold, the other of iron, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageTreasure Collection: One of the double doors of the gilt shrine showing the goddess Isis

One of the double doors of the gilt shrine showing the goddess Isis, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageTreasure Collection: The ivory diptych of Stilicho (right) with his

The ivory diptych of Stilicho (right) with his

Background imageTreasure Collection: Painted ivory plaque from the lid of a coffer showing Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun in a garden

Painted ivory plaque from the lid of a coffer showing Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun in a garden, the lower frieze shows young women plucking mandrakes, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun

Background imageTreasure Collection: Alabaster vase inlaid with floral garlands, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun

Alabaster vase inlaid with floral garlands, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageTreasure Collection: Chalice with a paten. Vermeil. 20th century. Cabot workshop

Chalice with a paten. Vermeil. 20th century. Cabot workshop, Barcelona, 1913. Treasure of the Cathedral of Barcelona

Background imageTreasure Collection: Statue of the goddess Serket protecting the canopic chest or shrine

Statue of the goddess Serket protecting the canopic chest or shrine, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageTreasure Collection: The gilt throne, the back decorated with a scene showing the royal couple

The gilt throne, the back decorated with a scene showing the royal couple, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageTreasure Collection: Detail showing the destruction of Asians painted on the box of stuccoed wood

Detail showing the destruction of Asians painted on the box of stuccoed wood, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageTreasure Collection: Detail showing the destruction of the black Africans painted on the box of stuccoed wood

Detail showing the destruction of the black Africans painted on the box of stuccoed wood, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa

Background imageTreasure Collection: The king in the form of the god Anubis, from the tomb of Tutankhamun

The king in the form of the god Anubis, from the tomb of Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageTreasure Collection: Pectoral decorated with winged scarab, protected by the goddesses Isis and Nephthys

Pectoral decorated with winged scarab, protected by the goddesses Isis and Nephthys, made from gold cloisonne with glass-paste, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun

Background imageTreasure Collection: Pectoral of the sacred eye flanked by the serpent goddess of the North

Pectoral of the sacred eye flanked by the serpent goddess of the North and the vulture goddess of the South, made from gold cloisonne with glass-paste, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun

Background imageTreasure Collection: Siegfried and Fafner

Siegfried and Fafner
Siegfried confronts Fafner, who has taken on the shape of a dragon while he protects his hoard of treasure

Background imageTreasure Collection: Wagner / Schalk / Leipzig

Wagner / Schalk / Leipzig
RICHARD WAGNER German composer and his son, Siegfried, slay the Critic Dragon and gain the treasure it was guarding, in a parody of the Nibelungen story

Background imageTreasure Collection: Gold, Silver, Lapis and Obsidian in the Splendid Swords of the Kings - The Royal Treasure

Gold, Silver, Lapis and Obsidian in the Splendid Swords of the Kings - The Royal Treasure of Dorak c.3000 BC - report of the finds from the excavations by James Mellaart, Assistant Director

Background imageTreasure Collection: Advert for Treasure Cot baby specialises 1930

Advert for Treasure Cot baby specialises 1930
Treasure Cot store devoted to mothers babies and children, with a selection of baby clothing, robe, dainty long flannel gown, shawl and a hand knitted carrying cape

Background imageTreasure Collection: Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps. 7th-8th centurie

Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps. 7th-8th centurie
Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps decorated with inlaid gold, enamel and garnet. 7th-8th centuries AD. From Mound 1. Near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. British Museum. London. England

Background imageTreasure Collection: Canopic shrine from the tomb of Tutankhamun

Canopic shrine from the tomb of Tutankhamun (reigned 13321323 BC), as discovered by Howard Carter among others in 1922 in the Valley of Kings

Background imageTreasure Collection: Old Map Elements

Old Map Elements
Old map icons, eps 9

Background imageTreasure Collection: Kenneth Kendall with teddy bears

Kenneth Kendall with teddy bears
Kenneth Kendall (1924-2012), British broadcaster. He worked for many years as a newsreader for the BBC and other channels, and also hosted the game show Treasure Hunt for Channel 4 (1982-1989)

Background imageTreasure Collection: Didus ineptus, dodo design

Didus ineptus, dodo design
Drawing 51 Vol 2 by Alfred Waterhouse for the ornamentation of the panel over doorway in the South East gallery, first floor of the Natural History Museum, London, 1875

Background imageTreasure Collection: Kenneth Kendall

Kenneth Kendall (b 1924), retired British broadcaster. He worked for many years as a newsreader for the BBC and other channels, and also hosted the game show Treasure Hunt for Channel 4 (1982-1989)

Background imageTreasure Collection: The kings fly-whisk, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun

The kings fly-whisk, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageTreasure Collection: Treasure Island, Nassau, Bahamas, West Indies

Treasure Island, Nassau, Bahamas, West Indies, with yacht and cove. Date: circa 1930

Background imageTreasure Collection: Advertisement, Levi Strauss copper riveted overalls

Advertisement, Levi Strauss copper riveted overalls
Advertisement for Levi Strauss copper riveted overalls, featuring Levis Electric Rodeo -- the Talk of Treasure Island. The figures are all hand-carved likenesses of famous rodeo people in authentic

Background imageTreasure Collection: The mysterious Bermuda Triangle where aircraft and vessels vanish

The mysterious Bermuda Triangle where aircraft and vessels vanish
For decades the area known as the Bermuda Triangle has been a place of deep mystery as ships, aircraft and people have all mysteriously vanished, never to be seen again

Background imageTreasure Collection: Blind Pew, illustration from Treasure Island, 1911 (colour litho)

Blind Pew, illustration from Treasure Island, 1911 (colour litho)
1163351 Blind Pew, illustration from Treasure Island, 1911 (colour litho) by Wyeth, Newell Convers (1882-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTreasure Collection: The Black Spot: About half way down the slope to the stockade

The Black Spot: About half way down the slope to the stockade
1218845 The Black Spot: About half way down the slope to the stockade, they were collected in a group (colour litho) by Wyeth

Background imageTreasure Collection: Oliver Cromwell, 1867 (oil on canvas)

Oliver Cromwell, 1867 (oil on canvas)
985100 Oliver Cromwell, 1867 (oil on canvas) by Leutze, Emanuel Gottlieb (1816-68); 145.1x107 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Oliver Cromwell. Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (1816-1868). Oil on canvas

Background imageTreasure Collection: Ichthyosaurus fossil C013 / 7904

Ichthyosaurus fossil C013 / 7904
Ichthyosaurus fossil

Background imageTreasure Collection: Tapestry of Creation. 1st half 12th c. Romanesque

Tapestry of Creation. 1st half 12th c. Romanesque

Background imageTreasure Collection: Detail of the back of a chair decorated with royal names and with the spirit of millions of years

Detail of the back of a chair decorated with royal names and with the spirit of millions of years, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt

Background imageTreasure Collection: An African adversary carved on the lower end of a ceremonial cane

An African adversary carved on the lower end of a ceremonial cane, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageTreasure Collection: Pectoral in gold cloisonne with semi-precious stones and glass-paste, with winged scarab

Pectoral in gold cloisonne with semi-precious stones and glass-paste, with winged scarab, symbol of resurrection, in centre, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun

Background imageTreasure Collection: Mirror case in the form of an ankh, the sign of life, made of gilt wood inlaid with glass-paste

Mirror case in the form of an ankh, the sign of life, made of gilt wood inlaid with glass-paste, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt

Background imageTreasure Collection: Gilt wood statuette of Tutankhamun on a boat with a harpoon, from the tomb of the pharaoh

Gilt wood statuette of Tutankhamun on a boat with a harpoon, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageTreasure Collection: Coffer from the treasury, made from wood and ivory with applied gold and silver

Coffer from the treasury, made from wood and ivory with applied gold and silver, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageTreasure Collection: Treasure Isle / Jim Caught

Treasure Isle / Jim Caught
Jim Hawkins is caught by the pirates

Background imageTreasure Collection: Holtermanns Life Preserving Drops, 1880s (colour litho)

Holtermanns Life Preserving Drops, 1880s (colour litho)
6257116 Holtermanns Life Preserving Drops, 1880s (colour litho) by Australian School, (19th century); 61.5x49.5 cm; Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales; Mitchell Library

Background imageTreasure Collection: Tapestry of Creation. 1st half 12th c. Central detail

Tapestry of Creation. 1st half 12th c. Central detail. Creation of the heaven, earth and animal and vegetal life. Romanesque art. Tapestry. SPAIN. CATALONIA. Gerona




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"Unveiling the Mysteries of Treasure: A Journey through Time and Culture" Embark on a captivating adventure as we delve into the world of treasure, where hidden riches await to be discovered. From ancient civilizations to thrilling tales, these hints offer glimpses into the allure and enchantment that surround treasures throughout history. The William Smith Geological Map leads us deep beneath the Earth's surface, where precious gems and minerals lie concealed, waiting for intrepid explorers to unearth their beauty. Meanwhile, the Treasure Island Map beckons with its promise of buried chests overflowing with gold doubloons and shimmering jewels. Intrigue takes center stage as we encounter RUSSELL: STAGE ROBBER, a gripping scene capturing both danger and fortune. The shotgun-wielding robber guards his ill-gotten treasure box while a lifeless messenger lies in his wake—a reminder that wealth often comes at a great cost. Pressed seaweed specimens C016/6127 remind us that nature herself holds her own treasures—delicate marine flora preserved like precious secrets within each delicate specimen. And what could be more regal than The King's Two Daggers—one adorned with golden splendor, the other forged from sturdy iron—symbols of power wielded by those who seek dominion over land and sea? Venturing further back in time, we discover ornate relics from ancient Egypt—the gilt shrine depicting goddess Isis reveals an opulence fit for pharaohs while Tutankhamun's tomb unveils wonders beyond imagination. The Chalice with a paten crafted by Cabot workshop exudes elegance in vermeil—an embodiment of craftsmanship transformed into treasure. The ivory diptych of Stilicho transports us to an era when artistry met devotion—a masterpiece etched upon ivory surfaces telling stories untold. And then there is Ankhesenamun seated at Tutankhamun's gold-plated throne—an intimate glimpse into royal rituals and the meticulous care taken in every aspect of a king's life.