1,300-Pound Trove of Roman Coins Discovered in Spain

MADRID, Spain –  (AP) – Workers laying pipes in a southern Spanish park have unearthed a 600-kilogram (1,300-pound) trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery.

The Seville Archaeological Museum said the construction workers came across 19 amphoras containing thousands of bronze and silver-coated coins dating from the end … Continue Reading ››

Christie’s to Sell Vivid Blue Oppenheimer Diamond Ring – with Pre-Sale Estimates at $45 Million

GENEVA, Switzerland – Christie’s Auction will offer one of the largest, and quite arguably the highest-quality fancy vivid blue diamond to ever cross the auction block.

Named by its previous owner, the late Sir Philip Oppenheimer, the 14.62-carat, rectangular-cut diamond is just one of the standout lots at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels event in Geneva next … Continue Reading ››

Legendary Rocker ‘Prince’ Has Died at the Age of 57

CHANHASSEN, Minnesota – Legendary singer ‘Prince’ has died at the age of 57. The singer-songwriter passed away at his Paisley Park studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota on Thursday April 21 – the news was confirmed by the Associated Press.

TMZ reported that police responded to the studio at 9:43 a.m. – Prince had been rushed to … Continue Reading ››

“When a Man Loves a Woman” Song Writer Percy Sledge Dead at 74

BATON ROUGE, La. – Percy Sledge, known for his mega-hit “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died Tuesday morning at his Baton Rouge home, he was 74-years-old.

Percy died peacefully with his family surrounding him – he had been suffering from a long bout with cancer.

Percy was born in Leighton, Alabama and had … Continue Reading ››

Record Breaking Dive Rescue Includes $50 Million in Wartime Coins from the Depths of the Ocean

ST. HELENA – A British-led recovery team have unearthed a massive drove of over $50 million (USD) worth of silver coins from the ocean floor.

The massive discovery comes just 70 years after the SS City of Cairo was hit some 480 miles south of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship sank … Continue Reading ››