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Florida family finds sunken treasure

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida family who spends their time together hunting for treasure struck it rich over the weekend, hauling up an estimated $300,000 worth of gold from an historic wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean.

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French emperor's death mask to be auctioned off

A worker poses with the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, at Bonhams auction house in London May 17, 2013.

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Hymnal that dates to 1640 could fetch $30M

NEW YORK (AP) -- A tiny hymnal from 1640 believed to be the first book ever printed in what is now the United States is going up for auction, and it could sell for as much as $30 million.

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Rare $5 bill set to be auctioned

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The $5 bill displayed for decades on Charles Fairbanks IV's wall was long a treasured family heirloom from Alaska.

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William Kidd (Captain Kidd)

One of the most well known pirates of all time was Captain Kidd. Kidd actually started out being a "good guy".

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Ruins of lost city may lurk deep in rainforest

Ruins of Lost City May Lurk Deep in Honduras Rain Forest.

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Treasure from 391-year-old shipwreck found

Divers uncover 17,000 objects from a Spanish vessel that was sunk by a hurricane in 1622.

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Clever new theory about King Tut's demise

A surgeon believes he's unraveled the mystery surrounding the Egyptian pharaoh's death.

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Edward “Blackbeard” Thatch

Blackbeard built a bloodthirsty reputation, plundering many vessels, and receiving equally as many pardons. Born as Edward Thatch, he abandoned pivateering to create the infamous Blackbeard pirate persona.

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