The lost treasure of Ahmad Shah Durrani 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 be richer than Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma and Elon Musk, without even breaking a sweat.
It’s the largest lost treasure cache in human history and is said to originate from the Mughal empire.
In 1740, Nadir Shah stole the Indian treasures of Mughal and transported them west, towards his Persian kingdom with his men. Said to be among the treasure was the Koh-i-Noor diamond, which now resides under close watch at the Tower of London.
During the travels back to the Persia, Nadir was murdered whilst asleep in his tent by his own guards. The fate of the treasure was now in the hands of Ahmad Shah Durrani, a general in the service of the Persian Empire who became the first king of the modern state of Afghanistan.
Ahmad Shah, the future founder of the Durrani Empire, took control of the transportation for the treasure, which was a row of caravans, alleged to be 150 miles in length. He transported it back to Afghanistan where he was crowned king in 1747.
Later, Ahmad Shah died due to cancer of the face, but with the knowledge his health was fast deteriorating, he was said to hide a majority of the treasure before his death. It is said his death was due to the curse of the Koh-i-noor stone.
For nearly three centuries, the treasure has never been found despite valiant efforts from convicts exploring dangerous tunnels under the order of Amir Abdur-Rahman, Al Qaeda, and more recently, treasure hunters, including Tahir Shah who featured on the documentary titled The Search for the Lost Treasure of Afghanistan.
As of today, the true location of the treasure still eludes all that are in search of it and no clues to its whereabouts have been reported.
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