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Locked tomb in eastern China may hold key to fate of little-known emperor 2,000 years ago…


Chinese archaeologists working on a royal cemetery dating to the Han dynasty 2,000 years ago say the site is the most complete and well-preserved set of tombs they have unearthed, state media reports.

But a key mystery remains: experts hope a locked coffin in the main mausoleum contains relics – an emperor’s seal perhaps – that could confirm the identity of the ancient occupants, according to Xinhua.

The site is large, stretching across 40,000 square metres in a rural area outside of Nanchang city in Jiangxi province. Archaeologists have uncovered eight main tombs and a chariot burial area with walls that run nearly 900 metres.

Bronze lamps shaped like ducks.

They believe it is the burial site of Liu He – the grandson of Emperor Wu, who was the most influential ruler of the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-AD25) – and Liu’s wife along with a handful of family members.

Exact details about the era remain sketchy, but it’s thought Liu had a brief but dramatic stint in power – he assumed the throne but was ousted only to later return and be forced out again.

Bronze and ceramic wares.

Archaeologists have discovered terracotta figures, musical instruments, some 10 tonnes of bronze coins and more than 10,000 items made from gold, jade, iron, wood and bamboo.

A network of roads and a drainage system can also be seen.

Xin Lixiang, a researcher from the National Museum who is leading the dig, said his team would next turn to the mysterious coffin.

Archaeologists at the site hope a sealed tomb will contain relics such as an emperor’s seal that could positively identify the interned.

“There may be a royal seal and jade clothes that will suggest the status and identity of the tomb’s occupant,” Xin said.

The State Administration of Cultural Relics has instructed the site supervisors to apply for a world heritage listing with the United Nation’s cultural body, Unesco.

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Metal Detecting spots…Ghost Towns…Iowa…Scott County


Ghost towns:

1. Roundgrove, 3 miles Southeast of New Liberty
2. Allens Grove, 2 1/2 miles Southeast of Dixon
3. Carlson, on the railroad and North County line, 5 miles North Northwest of
Long Grove
4. Martins (Gambrill), on the railroad, 5 miles East of McCausland
5. Argo, 5 miles West Southwest of Princeton
6. Green Tree, 5 miles North and 1 mile West of Davenport. Active from 1878 to
1903
OTHER SITES
1. Fejervary Park is a favorite coin shooter area in Davenport.
2. Credit Island in the Mississippi river was once a picnic grounds
3. Gold was stolen during a train robbery along the Mississippi River West of
Davenport. The amount was between $35,000 and $50,000 and was believed to be
buried in a 3 acre area just off the railroads tracks and the highway, near a
creek in the location.

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Metal Detecting spots…Ghost Towns…Utah..Weber and Rich county


Weber County:
Ghost Towns:
1. West Warren, 10 miles due West of Ogden
2. Liberty, 7 miles Northeast of Ogden
3. Unitah, at the mouth of Weber Canyon, founded in 1850. Once had over 100
stores and shops, hotels, saloons and a brewery.
4. The abandoned La Plata Silver Mine is located 5 miles Northeast of Ogden.

Rich County:
Ghost Towns:
1. Round Valley, on the South end of Bear Lake, 25 miles East of Logan.
2. Sage Creek Junction, near the State line, 35 miles due East of Logan.
3. Spanish mining activity has been found in the Wasatach Range in 1863. A
lost gold lode, discovered by Brigham Young is somewhere in Ferguson Canyon in
the Wasatach Mountains.

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Ghost Town Locations: York County, PA


1. Newberrytown, 12 1/2 miles North of York
2. Strinestown, 9 miles North of York
3. Bigdam, 2 1/2 miles Northwest of Kraltown
4. Mulberry, 2 1/2 miles South Southeast of Kraltown
5. Eastmont, 4 miles Northwest of York
6. Starview, 2 miles South of Mount Wolf
7. Saginaw, on teh Susquehanna River, 4 miles East of Manchester
8. Admire, 1 mile Southeast of Davidsburg
9. Taxville, 3 miles West of West York
10. Swam, 2 1/2 miles Northeast of Abbottstown
11. Ironore (Iron Ridge), 3 miles West Southwest of Spring Grove
12. Jacobs Mills, 4 miles West Southwest of Spring Grove
13. Gitts Run, 2 miles North Northeast of Hanover
14. Helter, 2 miles Southeast of Hanover
15. Marburg, 5 miles East Southeast of Hanover
16. Raubenstine, in far Southwest corner of county on State Line, 5 miles due South of Hanover
17. Larue, 1 1/2 miles Northwest of Glen Rock
18. Graydon, 2 miles South of Loganville
19. Camp Security, built in 1781 to house British Prisoners, 3 miles East of York
20. Long level, on the Susquehanna River, 2 miles South of Wrightsville
21. Freysville, 2 miles Northwest of Windsor
22. Bittersville, 2 1/2 miles East of Windsor
23. Cresap’s Fort, built in 1736 near Craley.
24. Rock High, 3 miles South of Brogue
25. Hopewell Center, 3 miles Southeast of Cross Roads
26. Boyle, 2 1/2 miles Northeast of Shrewsbury
27. Dolf, 2 1/2 miles Northeast of Stewartstown
28. Peach Bottom, on the Susquehanna River, 21 miles due South of Lancaster.

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Here is the poem for the Fenn Treasure that was hidden…..


Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown.

From there it’s no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.

If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.

So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I’ve done it tired and now I’m weak.

So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.

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Want to find his hidden treasure worth millions?…Hidden 3 years ago…


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Forrest Fenn, 82, believes too many Americans spend their free time watching TV or playing video games. He hopes the bounty he hid — a chest filled with millions of dollars in gold coins, diamonds and emeralds, among other gems — will prompt some to explore the outdoors. “Get your kids out in the countryside, take them fishing and get them away from their little hand-held machines,” he told TODAY.

Fenn hid the chest in a secret spot three years ago with two goals in mind: Getting people to fall in love with America’s scenic trails and passing on what he calls the “thrill of the chase,” something he has experienced over more than seven decades of hunting for rare objects.
“The Thrill of the Chase” is also the title of Fenn’s self-published autobiography, which contains an unusual map to the treasure, a poem with 9 clues in it. “Begin it where warm waters halt, and take it in the canyon down, not far, but too far to walk,”

The chest, weighing in at over 40 pounds, constructed in the 13th Century, contains items Fenn has accumulated over more than seven decades.

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Arctic front brings heavy snow to Northern N.M…..


ALBUQUERQUE — Northern and central parts of New Mexico have been struck by an arctic front, bringing in heavy snow and causing road closures.

The Department of Transportation reported heavy snow around Chama and Tierra Amarilla on Sunday. Officials say heavy snow along Interstate 25 from Glorieta Pass to the Colorado border also forced some motorists off the road. Santa Fe officials reported multiple accidents on Interstate 25 and that part of the interstate was closed due to bad weather.

The National Weather Service reports a winter storm warning remains in effect for parts of New Mexico until early Monday.

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Railroad Tunnels….New Mexico…Jemez Mountains…


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A side road off the Jemez Mountain Trail offers rugged mountain scenery, world class fly fishing, rock climbing and the Gilman Tunnels. Cross the Jemez River at Cañones and go through the small town of Gilman following the picturesque Rio Guadalupe. You are at first surrounded by striking red mesas. Then along the Rio Guadalupe’s cascades you pass through some of the oldest rocks in the Jemez Mountains on the way to the Guadalupe Box and the Gilman Tunnels. The Jemez mountains are the remnant of a series of major volcanic eruptions that occurred about one million years ago.

The Gilman tunnels were originally blasted out of rock in the 1920s for a narrow-gauge logging railroad that used to haul timber out of the Jemez. There was a sawmill near Gillman but it came much later (around 1948). At some point they enlarged the tunnels so that logging trucks would fit. Perhaps this coincided with the building of the sawmill in Gillman. We found no record of when the railroad tracks were dismantled, but many tracks in the west were torn up during WWII). Railroading and logging artifacts can be found, even up towards Cuba.
Just past the tunnels the pavement ends. There are great views of the Guadalupita and Virgin mesas.

The canyon is a popular recreation area for camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, and rock climbing. It provides habitat for threatened and endangered species. The road parallels the Rio Guadalupe. The fast tumbling, boulder strewn canyon river is home to wild browns in the 10-14 inch range. There is a section designated as quality trout waters.

At Bernalillo, take exit 242 off I-25, go west on Highway 550. From San Ysidro, drive north on Highway 4. After the Jemez Valley School look for SR 485 to the left. After taking this left turn, follow the road through Gilman, continuing up the canyon through the tunnels. There are numerous turnouts for sightseeing and photography. Past the tunnels you are on dirt road, Forest Service Road 376. At Porter crossing (where you cross the Rio Guadalupe), you can continue on FR 376 to Fenton Lake and Jemez Springs, or turn left to Cuba (we hear this road is pretty rough in places).

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1,035,000 Construction Jobs Lost Under Obama…….


President Barack Obama vowed in February 2009 that the economic stimulus legislation he was signing would create construction jobs for 400,000 people building and rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure.

But despite a price tag now estimated at $833 billion, there are 925,000 fewer construction jobs in the United States than in February 2009, and 1,035,000 fewer than when Obama was inaugurated, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

And there are even 484,000 fewer jobs than when the last recession officially ended in June 2009.

When Obama signed the stimulus bill in Denver, Colo., he told a crowd: “Because we know we can’t build our economic future on the transportation and information networks of the past, we are remaking the American landscape with the largest new investment in our nation’s infrastructure since Eisenhower built an Interstate Highway System in the 1950s.

“Because of this investment, nearly 400,000 men and women will go to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, repairing our faulty dams and levees, bringing critical broadband connections to businesses and homes in nearly every community in America, upgrading mass transit, building high-speed rail lines that will improve travel and commerce throughout our nation.”

But in September 2012, according to the BLS, 5,523,000 Americans had jobs in the construction industry, down from 6,558,000 in January 2009, when Obama took office, and down from 6,448,000 in February 2009, when Obama signed the stimulus.

It is also down from 5,564,000 in January of this year, when Obama started the fourth year of his term.

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