THE BIGGEST SHIPWRECK TREASURES FOUND, HOW CAN DRONE METAL DETECTORS HELP YOU FIND GOLD ON SHIPWRECKS?
Most hidden treasures in the world are hiding in the depths of the sea. There is almost double the number of treasures lying in the bottom of the sea than on the land. Most of them were lost throughout the history of battles and sunk with the ships.
One of the biggest treasures ever found in the sea.
The Caesarea sunken treasure: $priceless
Scuba divers exploring the seabed near the harbor of Caesarea National Park, Israel, thought they’d stumbled across a child’s toy when they found the first gold coin. They didn't realize that they had discovered a 1600-year-old shipwreck, its valuable cargo still in the remains of the deteriorating wooden hold.
They reported their find to the Israel Antiquities Authority and returned with metal detectors to search the area more thoroughly. The found coins were of several different denominations and had been minted at different times, sometime between the 10th and 12th centuries.
So far, no one’s attached an exact value to the find, except to say that it’s so valuable, it’s essentially priceless.
Divers found a bronze lamp depicting the ancient Roman sun god Sol, a statue of the moon goddess Luna, fragments of jars, and more. One of the most significant finds was two metallic lumps weighing approximately 40 pounds (18 kilograms) and made up of thousands of ancient coins, fused together in the shape of the pottery vessel in which they were held. The shipwrecked in shallow water and layers of sand hid the wreck and saved the valuable cargo from the recycling process for more than 1,000 years. Metal statues are rare archaeological finds because they were always melted down and recycled in antiquity.
History of shipwrecks
Many treasure hunters are spending years and years searching for underwater treasures. The problem they usually face is the complexity of the project when searching for big treasures. They require large investments, expensive gear & a search team. Luckily many projects are quite successful. Of course, the main source of every search adventure is historical proof of existence. It does not have to be a document confirming the existence, sometimes mere anecdote or a good story is enough to ignite a spark in the treasure hunter to start the quest of finding a sunken ship with lost treasure. But a written document or information is an even bigger reason to start the adventure.
And how to obtain such a document or better yet, how did information get documented? Why were gold and valuable objects even transported by ship? Well, the main reason was trading, the second one was hiding the treasure, as trade ships were often attacked by the pirates. So every trade or movement of the gold was eventually written in documents to keep track. Even pirates marked hiding places where they stored the treasure to find it when the dust settled. Sure there was a lot of information lost in history, but there is still much left to be revealed. That's why there are yearly expeditions on searches for these treasures and even TV shows. But most of the TV shows are mainly for entertainment purposes and do not reveal the actual finding of historical treasures. The actual expeditions are usually found in science articles, which are issued online or in printed version.
After obtaining some information and getting to know the history of the treasures lost in the sea we can focus on how to find them and why. As treasure was usually transported by ship, it is understandable that we will first look for larger objects on the seabed. Some depths of the sea are indeed impossible to be reached without the proper gear. But shallower waters are much more accessible. For detecting sunken objects researchers use sonars, that are dragged across the sea to detect the magnetic changes in the surface of the seafloor. For more detailed scanning, handheld waterproof detectors are used by scuba divers. But the initial research is done from the surface of the sea since the possible position of the treasure needs to be located first. Only then a more detailed search can be performed
Equipment used to found sunken ships
The problem treasures hunters usually face is the price of equipment and the complicated scanning process that comes with it when using them. That's why the DronRover system is a potential game-changer for this kind of research field. The system is capable of performing effective scans from sea level to a decent depth level since water is very easy to penetrate through. The system is operated with a Drone that can be used automatically or manually so the control is simple and can be learned by any user. Its primarily used to detect bigger objects at long & wide distances and big surface areas. Also, the value you get for the price is incomparable to other systems with a similar price on the market. Other systems with the same performance are up to 4x the price of a DroneRover system. Lastly, the scans are observed in real-time on your smartphone or tablet that allow quick and effective readings of the sea bottom.
The ability to access the bottom of the sea is a very valuable function available to an average user. Not only that, lakes, ponds, shallow water, and rivers can also be easily explored with this system. All this will increase your chances of finding valuable treasures and objects.