The following story has been lost to history.Only to be recovered by accident by searching through old newspapers dating back to 1902.
After the massacre of General Gordons forces at Kartoum in 1885. The British government reluctantly took another expedition to retake the Sudan in 1898. General Horaitio Kitchener known as Lord Kichener. In one of his battles to retake the Sudan be was forced dump ammunition boxes of many thousands of rounds over the side into the River Nile.
His men was a little too eager in dumping the amunition before Kicher discovered a terrible blunder that 2 amunition boxes did not carry ammuniion but gold soveriegns
2 of the ammuinition boxes contained 20000 gold English soverigns worth today about 5 million dollars and perhaps even more if they could be sold in contection with Lord Kicheners recapture of the Sudan?
Today the very Gunboat that tossed the treasure overboard into the Nile still exists in the Blue Nile Yacht club on the Nile.
The location where the ammmunition and soverigns was dropped near a bend in the river near a place called Shendy. It might be with the right equipment be possible to recover the items deep in the mud of the Nile.
An amazing place to film a documentary and explore with a small team under an agreement with Sudanese government may be an interesting adventure for those willing to dream a little.
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