In the USA, at the age of 90, the artifact dealer, gallery owner, writer, who hid a treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains, Forrest Fenn, has died. This was announced on Tuesday, September 8, by the Santa Fe New Mexican, citing a Santa Fe police spokesman.
According to the publication, Fenn died on Monday at his home. According to police, he died a natural death.
A Vietnam War veteran, he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1972, where he began his career as an art dealer and ran one of the best galleries in the country for about 20 years. In 2010, Fenn revealed that he had hidden a treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains north of Santa Fe: gold nuggets, rare coins, jewelry and gems. Everyone was invited to find the treasure, using the clues encoded in Fenn’s poem. For ten years, 350 thousand people took part in the search for treasures. In June of this year, an unknown treasure hunter discovered a chest with valuables.
Fenn previously admitted that the reason that prompted him to hide the treasure was a desire to give people hope during the “Great Recession” that began after the 2008 global financial crisis.
On August 10, treasure hunter Mariusz Stepien managed to find ancient artifacts from the Bronze Age in Scotland with the help of a metal detector, which are about 3 thousand years old. A sword in a scabbard and decorated with straps and buckles, caps from the wheels of ancient carts, as well as the remains of a decorative “rattle” that was attached to a horse harness – the first found in Scotland and the third in Great Britain – were found.