October 24, 2021
Nobody knows what happened to the Srivijaya empire. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Photo Dharma
Large amounts of gold and other treasures have been found by fishing crews in the Musi River in Indonesia.
It might sound like something from the plot of an Indiana Jones movie, yet the recent discovery of treasure worth millions at the bottom of a river in Sumatra is in fact the real deal and could provide clues to the disappearance of the long-lost Srivijaya empire.
According to legend, the island of Sumatra - also known as the 'Island of Gold' - was once home to a civilisation that possessed untold wealth thanks to vast gold deposits that naturally occurred there.
"Bobbing above snapping crocodiles, the local fishers - the modern sea people of Sumatra - have finally unlocked the secret of Srivijaya," he said.
Exactly why the Srivijaya empire disappeared remains a mystery, however Kingsley has speculated that it may have fallen victim to volcanism - a bit like Pompeii.
It is also possible that a flood or tsunami could have wiped out their settlements along the riverside.
"They are lost to the world," he said.
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10:32 PM · Oct 22, 2021
Thanks to: https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com