Lost Treasure Tombs
Since humans first came across that luminous metal, we have coveted and hoarded it. Gold has taken its place among the funerary goods of cultures across the world, and with good reason. It has long been seen as eternal, or even ethereal, due to its long lasting luster. It is no surprise, then, that many tombs, filled with that same precious metal, have been hidden or lost to the ages, awaiting discovery.
The resting places of the pharaohs of Egypt are absolutely gilded. They are so filled with priceless artifacts, gold or otherwise, that tomb raiders have looted them since there were still pharaohs. Most tombs found in the modern era have been cleaned out. It is this fact that made the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb so important. Compared to the likely wealth of other tombs, it is fairly modest, though still gilded.
Tutankhamun ruled for a few years and was never especially powerful. Nefertiti, however, may be the most powerful woman in Egyptian history. Her husband, Akhenaten, ruled more or less alongside her for a large portion of his reign, which, though tumultuous, was a time of prosperity. Based on what has been found in other tombs, Nefertiti’s would have coffins, chariots, jewelry, vases, and everything else she might need for the afterlife, all gilded or golden, and still untarnished. However, the wealth of a kingdom cannot compare to the wealth of an empire.
Genghis Khan’s Lost Tomb
Genghis Khan, or Temujin, created in his lifetime the largest empire that has ever been. He took plunder from countless cities. When he died, the story goes, his most loyal companions had workers build a massive burial mound in the vast steppe of Mongolia, then put the workers to death before taking their own lives to protect the secret of its location.
Thousands of coins minted across the world, gilded saddles, and countless golden artifacts taken from across the Old World would fill the tomb of arguably the greatest conqueror of all time. The tomb remains undiscovered on the great steppe.
Gold, untarnished and ageless, is an investment Harald Seiz believes in. Karatbars provides small pieces of the precious metal that, just as the coins in these tombs, will be worth something as long as humans love its luster. Through Harald Seiz and Karatbars, wealth, today and through the ages, is attainable.