“Temple Twelve,” Launch massive Hunt For World’s largest ‘treasure hoard’ worth over $20 billion

The ‘Temple Twelve’ believe they may find the valuable hoard in 2022. Carl Borgen/Palamedes/SWNS

A team of treasure hunters are on the verge of excavating the “world’s largest treasure hoard,” believed to be valued over $20 billion.

The team, otherwise known as the “Temple Twelve,” have been searching in Finland for the “Lemminkainen Hoard,” which is made up of gold, jewels and artifacts, since 1987.

If the hoard is found, it is believed it will be the most precious haul ever found.

This set of people has been spending their summers hunting for the treasure, working six-hour days, seven days a week.

The huge valued cache is believed to be inclusive of some 50,000 gemstones as well as rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds.

Around 1,000 artifacts date back to thousands of years are also believed to be part of the hoard together with a number of 18-carat gold life-size statues.

Members of the group have moved from all over the world, as well as Russia, Australia, the US, Sweden, Norway, Germany and the Netherlands, to participate in the search.

Carl Borgen, the world-leading Official on the Lemminkainen Hoard, has comprehensive details of the lives of the hunters and the treasure in his book, “Temporarily Insane.”
“I understand that significant progress at the temple has been made and that the crew are feeling especially excited about the months ahead.”

Borgen, 60, stated to the Mirror.

Carl Borgen is the world’s leading authority on the Lemminkainen Hoard.
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“There is now talk in the camp of being on the brink of a major breakthrough, which in real terms could be the discovery of the world’s largest and most valuable treasure trove.”

The reality of the treasure was recognized in 1984 when landowner Ior Bock declared his family were direct successors of Lemminkäinen, who showed in Finnish pagan mythology.

Bock declared the chamber on his estate had been sealed up with stone slabs in the 10th century to protect the valuables from plunderers.

Bock, a quadriplegic as a result of a stabbing in June 1999, was killed by his former assistants in 2010, but the hunt for the treasure continued after his death.

Born in 1942, Bock was an unconventional figure and seen as a “mystic” and worked as a tour guide at the island fortress of Suomenlinna.

He asserted he was descended from a family line that went back to ancient pagan times that is portrayed in the Bock epic.

It’s believed the hoard is concealed somewhere in the Sibbosberg cave system, 20 miles east of the Finnish capital, Helsinki.

Underground temple

The hoard is thought to be hidden somewhere in the Sibbosberg cave system.
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The stash is thought to be discovered in an underground temple in Sipoo.

In the inner side of the temple, there is intended to be a spiraling hallway with small rooms off it where the stash, collected over the generations, is stored.

The last time the collection was added to is believed to have been in 987 AD, when the hall was full and the entrance sealed and concealed.

Treasure hunters first started looking for the hoard in 1987.
Carl Borgen/Palamedes/SWNS

Innumerable official researches trying to locate the valuable have taken place over thirty years and involving over 100 professional prospectors from around the world.

The group is believed to be just meters away from digging the treasure and think next summer could be the time when it will be uncovered.

The original group that began unearthing work in 1987 made up of 24 people, 12 men and 12 women, however only two of the original team remain.

The Temple Twelve are anticipated to return to the site in May next year and start again working there in September.

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