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Many people have dedicated their lives to the search for relics or better yet, long-lost ancient cities said to contain unlimited knowledge, incredible wealth and godly technologies. Several such legends continue being a mystery to humanity.
Legendary objects, tombs with magnificent treasures are considered the most sought-after relics in history.
Many people have dedicated their entire lives in search for legendary objects that once found, would help imprint their name in history books forever.
The most sought-after treasure of all is probably The Holy Grail, the cup that Jesus Christ used at the Last Supper.
Although some scholars argue that the Holy Grail is located at the San Isidoro Royal Collegiate Church in León, legend says that, after passing through the hands of the original apostles and Saint Peter, it was handed over to 23 Popes and that the last one, Pope Sixtus II, sent the Holy Grail to Spain in order to hide it from the Roman persecution.
In addition to the Holy Grail, another religious item, the Ark of the Covenant must be included in this article.
The Ark of the Covenant also referred to as the Ark of the Testimony is a gold-covered wooden chest described in the Book of Exodus as the box where the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments are safeguarded.
No one has ever managed to locate the Ark, and some scholars argue it was never real.
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church claims to possess the Ark of the Covenant. However, these claims have never been confirmed.
In addition to ancient relics such as the Holy Grail or the Ark of the Covenant, people also spent their lifetime searching for legendary tombs.
It is known historical fact that kings and rulers were buried with all their jewels and possessions in ancient times.
Because of that, and of course the historical value, archaeologists have spent centuries searching for legendary tombs and resting places of kings, queens, and emperors.
For example, the tomb of Genghis Khan, the warrior, conqueror, and founder of the first Mongol empire is one of the most searched for ancient tombs. No one has ever found it.
Furthermore, the eternal resting place of Queen Nefertiti, the great Egyptian queen of the XVIII dynasty and wife of King Akhenaten has driven Egyptologists crazy, since no one has ever managed to locate where the Queen rests.
But tombs and religious artifacts are not the only things people hope to discover one day.
Another artifact less likely to have existed, but worth mentioning is the Philosophical Stone.
The object, a legendary substance, supposedly has the ability to turn inexpensive metals into gold.
Efforts to discover the philosopher’s stone were known as the Magnum Opus, or the Great Work.
Lost cities are also something that has driven explorers, treasure hunters and even archaeologists mad.
Atlantis is one of the most famous lost cities mentioned in historical records.
In a recently published article, I described how scientists working at Merlin Burrows, a private satellite imaging company believe they have located the remains of Atlantis off the coast of Spain.