What is treasure?


Treasure (from Greek θησαυρός - thēsauros, meaning "treasure store", romanized as thesaurus) is a concentration of riches, often one which is considered lost or forgotten until being rediscovered. Some jurisdictions legally define what constitutes treasure, such as in the British Treasure Act 1996.

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Treasure Maps in Fiction - Film
... The treasure map served as a major plot device in movies In the 1984 film Romancing the Stone, a romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped ... In the 1985 film The Goonies, an old treasure map leads to the secret stash of a legendary 17th century pirate ... In the 1995 film Waterworld, an extremely vague and cryptic treasure map has been tattooed on the back of the child character Enola ...
Treasure Hunt (module)
... Treasure Hunt is an adventure module for the Advanced Dungeons Dragons (AD D) role-playing game, written by Aaron Allston for the 1st edition Advanced ... become freed after a shipwreck on an island where orcs and goblins contend over a treasure ...
Treasure Maps in History - Pirates
... Although buried pirate treasure is a favorite literary theme, there are very few documented cases of pirates actually burying treasure, and no documented cases of a historical ... One documented case of buried treasure involved Francis Drake who buried Spanish gold and silver after raiding the train at Nombre de Dios -- after Drake went to find his ships, he returned ... responsible for the legends of buried pirate treasure was Captain Kidd ...
Treasure Maps - In Popular Culture
... Uncharted, a Sony PlayStation 3 video game series Nibelungenlied The treasure of Monte Cristo (1844) Treasure Island (1882) The Maltese Falcon (1930) Treasure Island (1934) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) The Treasure series (1958) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) The Goonies (1985) National Treasure (2004) National Treasure Book of Secrets (2007) One Piece Fool's Gold (2008) It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Into the Blue (2005) Cutthroat Island Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End The Secret of the Unicorn Red Rackham's Treasure The Adventures of Tintin Secret of the Unicorn Treasure In Search of the Golden Horse (1984, film, book). ...
Treasure Cay
... Treasure Cay, Bahamas is a small coastal community on the east coast of the island of Abaco in the Bahamas ... Treasure Cay is approximately 165 miles due east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States ... The town of Treasure Cay consists of a bakery (Florence's-best cinnamon rolls ever), the tipsy seagull bar on the marina and cocoa bar on the big beach, a ...

More definitions of "treasure":

  • (noun): A collection of precious things.
    Example: "The trunk held all her meager treasures"
  • (noun): Accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc..
    Example: "The pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies"
    Synonyms: hoarded wealth
  • (noun): Art highly prized for its beauty or perfection.
    Synonyms: gem
  • (noun): Any possession that is highly valued by its owner.
    Example: "The children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures"

Famous quotes containing the word treasure:

    “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this word, he went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 19:21,22.

    Jesus to a rich young man.

    There is, of course, a gold mine or a buried treasure on every mortgaged homestead. Whether the farmer ever digs for it or not, it is there, haunting his daydreams when the burden of debt is most unbearable.
    Fawn M. Brodie (1915–1981)

    I have had no other treasure in this world than to see you once perfect and complete, as much in virtue, honesty and wisdom, as in all free and honest learning, and so leave you after my death like a mirror representing my person—your father—if not as excellent in fact as I would wish, certainly so in desire.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)