Since the beginning of time, humans hid in caves and tunnels, built chamber tombs to bury forefathers along with precious grave goods and constructed bunkers and shelters to protect themselves against enemies. Many of these underground facilities got sealed and their entrances have been destroyed. Over time, people forgot about its existence, but they are still there, right under your feet.
OKM’s high-performing detection technology able to visualize hidden voids in representative 3D graphics and allows to locate ancient hideouts, cavities, tunnels, basements, chambers, bunkers and further subterranean structures.
Whether former mining tunnels, old shelters or burial chambers in temples, churches or pyramids, the search for cavities blurs the line between treasure hunting and archaeology. Discover the fascination of treasure hunting under special aspects: Cavity detection goes beyond finding magnificent gold treasures and artefacts: The search for cavities focuses on the discovery of underground vaults, tunnels or bunkers, which usually also contain overwhelming treasures and unexpected values.
There are thousands of artifacts and valuables in underground caverns waiting to be discovered. What exactly can treasure hunters find and where are the most interesting kinds of cavities?
Treasures of the nobility such as the riches of the Wettins or the crown jewels of the British monarchy were and are still are kept in treasure chambers. The riches of the church were also hidden in vaults and crypts under chapels, churches and cathedrals.
The Cologne Cathedral (Germany), the Green Vault in Dresden (Germany), cathedral treasure chambers in Germany, Liechtenstein and Italy as well as the Tower of London (Great Britain) are just a few of the numerous treasure chambers in Central and Western Europe. Outside Central Europe, the treasures of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul (Turkey) and the Moscow Kremlin (Russia) attract visitors. Many of the treasures are now part of the world cultural heritage and are partly open to the public.
Numerous hidden treasure chambers are still waiting to be discovered. Over the centuries, riches were hidden in underground vaults – sealed to protect them from plunderers or buried by natural events – and were forgotten gradually. Treasure hunters follow legendary myths and targeted clues with the aim of making the greatest find of their lives.