The Hunt for Gold Hidden by Japanese During WWII (+Video)

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 15, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Excavators are searching for gold possibly buried in Burma (also known as Myanmar) after it was pilfered by Japanese troops during WWII.

Similar WWII stashes have been found in the Philippines. A man in Sagaing, central Burma, recently discovered a Japanese WWII site while digging on his property. Burmese geographic expert U Soe Thein is investigating the site.

He told NTD-TV that when he used an iron stake to penetrate the ground on the site, it hit a wooden box and came up with traces of asphalt on it. In the Philippines, it’s been shown that the Japanese used this technique of covering the buried gold with asphalt.

 

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.