• World War II-era map sparks treasure hunt in Dutch village

    5 days ago - By Chron

    OMMEREN, Netherlands - A hand-drawn map with a red letter X purportedly showing the location of a buried stash of precious jewelry looted by Nazis from a blown-up bank vault has sparked a modern-day treasure hunt in a tiny Dutch village more than three quarters of a century later.
    Wielding metal detectors, shovels and copies of the map on cellphones, prospectors have descended on Ommeren - population 715 - about 80 kilometers southeast of Amsterdam to try to dig up a potential World War II trove based on the drawing first published on Jan. 3.
    “Yes, it is of course spectacular news that has...
    Read more ...