We al know that during war, many fortunes and artifacts were looted and hidden. Most have never been found and are still being looked for today. This article from Listverse is about one of the most persistent legends from the war!
Where Is Rommel’s Gold?
German troops fleeing North Africa after defeat by Allied forces were known to have gotten away with about 200 kilograms (400 lb) of gold, referred to as “Rommel’s gold” after German field marshal Erwin Rommel. It was stolen from Jews in Tunisia and kept in six hardened steel boxes. There are three major theories as to what happened to the gold: It was either hidden somewhere in the vast deserts of North Africa, sent to Germany (although it never got there), or deliberately sunk somewhere off the coast of Corsica, a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. The most probable theory is that it was deliberately sunk off Corsica with plans to retrieve it later.
Several attempts (spanning decades) to retrieve the gold have so far been futile, although one man who has been going after it for 15 years claimed that he had an idea of its location. Anyone who finds the gold would be required to share it with the French government, which would try to look for relatives of the owners.
This would be one heck of a find for someone. Maybe it isn't the biggest treasure ever gone after, but the historical value alone would make the finder famous, not to mention rich. Yes sir...it would be quite the find!
Coffee in the kitchen this morning. It's chilly outside on the patio!