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Man Convinced He Has Found Trillion-dollar Chinese Artefact ?!$

Ricardo Burrell, a 44-year-old resident of St. Elizabeth, believes he has stumbled upon the Heirloom Seal of the Realm, missing from China for over 3,000 years, and he’s looking to cash in big time.

The farmer and market vendor recently visited THE STAR, proudly displaying the special item he claims is not just any old rock, carefully stored in a red and black knapsack.

“I am willing to give it over for US$2.5 trillion because I have a lot of business to take care of. I don’t want to disclose much, but I have a lot of plans, and to be truthful, I am not asking for all that it is worth because it value a lot more than that,” said Burrell.

The Heirloom Seal of the Realm, originally crafted by order of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, was for a long time the symbol of legitimacy for new emperors establishing a new dynasty. However, it was lost sometime between the 10th and 14th centuries CE. The seal is said to be worth several trillion dollars. Burrell claims he stumbled upon it while on his way to collect Sunday dinner from his aunt last year.

“It was just lying in the middle of the dirt track. From mi born, mi always a collect stones and crystals so when mi see it mi did fascinated,” said Burrell. “When mi look closely on it, it had a little neat cut and that’s when I realised it has a crocodile on it and a little man standing on a ledge.”

“Because it has been in the dirt for years, the colour of the crystal wear off but mi sure it is it because it has a picture of an emperor with his hand going in the mouth of a dragon,” added Burrell.

He claims to have taken the object to an institution for testing, but was told it was merely a rock. However, Burrell remains convinced he has the real deal. He even has a theory on how the seal ended up in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth.

“A part of me feel say when the emperor did get overthrown in China, he began to search for another dynasty and he went all over the place and ended up in Jamaica. That is why we see so much Chinese in different places,” he said.


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