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Treasure

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For the video game developer, see Treasure Co. Ltd.
Treasure is also a rock-and-roll album by the Cocteau Twins.
Treasure: In Search of the Golden Horse is a 1984 puzzle-contest book.

Treasure is a concentration of riches, often that which is considered lost or forgotten until being rediscovered. Some jurisdictions legally define what constitutes treasure such as in the English Treasure Act 1996. Searching for hidden treasure figures in legend and fiction but real-life treasure hunters exist and seek lost wealth for a living. Archaeologists are sometimes described as treasure hunters, especially those from the 19th century, although they themselves rarely wish to be associated with the term. Treasure hunters are often accused by archaeologists of pillaging ancient sites in their quests, destroying valuable information in the process. Illegal sales of antiquities to foreign buyers are also attributed to illicit treasure hunting. Some believe treasure is found in all walks of life, as is the treasure of the hayseed.

Supposedly hidden treasures:

Treasure found by treasure hunters:

Damage caused by treasure hunters:

Treasure in film and literature

See also

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