Lost Treasure Of Ahmad Shah Durrani – Estimated At Half A Trillion Dollars
The lost treasure of Ahmad Shah is estimated to be worth a whopping $530 billion dollars, yes, that’s over half a trillion dollars.
Let’s just say you found it… You’d have more money than Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and the Sultan of Brunei combined… And that’s without breaking a sweat. After matching the wealth of all these entrepreneurial warriors, you would still have enough to live on for the rest of your life. Further more, you’d probably not even tough the capital itself, the interest alone would provide you and your family with enough money to buy a mansion a week for the rest of your life. You’d be worth twice as much as the U.S. government’s entire assets.
The lost treasure of Ahmad Shah Durrani is the largest treasure cache in history. The treasure “caravan” was an astronomical 150 miles long, making it the largest accumulation of gold and gems in human history.
The Durrani Treasure’s History
In 1740, Nāder Šāh Afšār or Nadir Shah, also known as Nader Shah, who ruled as the Shah of Iran, and was the founder of the Afsharid Dynasty, swept through Afghanistan and into India. After sacking its capital at Delhi, he plundered the treasuries of the Mughal emperors, and hauled the wealth westward to the Hindu Kush mountain range, towards his kingdom of Persia. (The Hindu Kush, also known as Caucasus Indicus, stretches 500 miles across between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan).
In 1747, during his trip back to Persia (now Iran), Nader Shah was murdered in his tent by his own guards and the treasure would now be in the possession of a young soldier by the name of Ahmad Shah Durrani.
Ahmad Shāh Durrānī, born as Ahmad Khān Abdālī, is commonly known as Ahmad Shah, was the founder of the Durrani Empire, and is considered as the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan. Soon after the treasure fell into his possession, he died of cancer of the face. Legend has it that his death was due to the curse of the Koh-i-noor diamond. With the knowledge that his health was deteriorating, Ahmad Shah is alleged to have hidden the treasure before his death, but it has never been seen since.
In 2007, a travel writer and explorer teamed up with a young Afghan archaeologist named Reza for a TV documentary called Search for the Lost Treasure of Afghanistan. Following the clues in a notebook which was allegedly left to Ahmad Shah by his ancestors, the duo attempted to solve the mystery of Ahmad Shah hidden fortune. The show documents some of the adventures that occurred during their three trips to Afghanistan, between 2005 and 2006. Searching for the Lost Treasure was distributed by National Geographic and earned a DVD release.
The hidden treasure of Ahmad Shah Durrani is allegedly still out there, but despite archaeologists, rulers, enthusiasts, and treasure hunter looking for the cache, the true whereabouts still eludes everyone.