Last Updated on 10/4/2005 by bidz
Wed Sep 28,10:05 AM ET
“SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) – A debate is raging in Chile over who has the rights to a mythic treasure trove supposedly found by a robot metal detector on the islands that inspired the novel about castaway Robinson Crusoe.
The 300-year-old booty hasn’t even been dug up, so nobody knows whether it’s really been found, but the Chilean treasure hunters say they won’t reveal its hiding place unless the government guarantees them the right to half of it.
The treasure seekers who own the robot claim the machine detected a treasure that could be worth some $10 billion.”