Sibbosberg cave system , Finland - Finding ‘World’s Largest Treasure Hoard’ !!

Folks , this cave system in Finland is about to yield a treasure hoard estimated to be worth over US$ 20 Billion :))

Treasure Hunters Might Be Close to Finding ‘World’s Largest Treasure Hoard’

written by Leanne Stahulak November 2, 2021


A group of treasure hunters called the “Temple Twelve” are closer than they’ve ever been to discovering “the world’s largest treasure hoard,” which is worth over $20 billion.

Since 1987, the Temple Twelve have scoured Finland for the fabled “Lemminkainen Hoard,” a collection over 1,000 years old. According to The New York Post, the hoard could contain gold, jewels, and priceless artifacts.

Some researchers say the treasure hunters will find 50,000 gemstones, from rubies to diamonds to sapphires to emeralds. Others say they’ll discover life-size statues made out of 18-carat gold. Either way, the outlet reports that it’s said to be “the most valuable haul ever,” if discovered.

Every summer for over 30 years, the Temple Twelve has banded together to claim the “world’s largest treasure hoard” for themselves. They work seven days a week for six hours every day in the summertime. The group consists of folks from Russia, Australia, the United States, Sweden, Norway, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Carl Borgen, a friend of the Tempe Twelve and the chronicler of their adventures, detailed the treasure hunters’ mission in his recent memoir, “Temporarily Insane.” The book came out just last month, and in it, Borgen explains how close the group is to finding the treasure.

“I understand that significant progress at the temple has been made. And that the crew is feeling especially excited about the months ahead,” Borgen told The Mirror. “There is now talk in the camp of being on the brink of a major breakthrough. Which in real terms could be the discovery of the world’s largest and most valuable treasure trove.”

What’s the History of the ‘World’s Largest Hoard’ That Treasure Hunters Seek?

According to The New York Post, the world found out about this legendary hoard through Ior Bock in 1984. Bock claimed to be descended from Lemminkäinen, a figure of Finnish pagan mythology. He talked with author Carl Borgen about “The Bock Sagas,” the history of his family from the 10th century until now.

Bock at first worked with different treasure hunters and excavators to explore a sediment-filled cave on his old family estate. Located 20 miles east of Helsinki, the capital of Finland, people say the Sibbosberg cave system is the home of the treasure hoard. Unfortunately, in 1999, Bock became a quadriplegic after someone stabbed him in his home. Eleven years later, he died after two former assistants also stabbed him.

For three decades, hundreds of professional prospectors and official explorers have tunneled through the Sibbosberg cave system to find the legendary Temple of Lemminkäinen. But now, the Temple Twelve believe they’ll find it by next summer. They’ll return to the site in May 2022 and work there through next September. They claim to be mere meters away from riches beyond their dreams.


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List members , the shocking part about this find is that it has proved one of the oldest Norse legends to be is not very often that a mythological story gets proven to be true . Besides , Scandinavia is located so close to the North Polar opening...

Please read on - this is a very fascinating story , with a strong connection to Norse beliefs about Inner Earth !

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What is the Bock Saga?

The Bock Saga is the story of mankind as passed down through the generations of the Bock family, the Finnish family of Ior Bock whom, according to him, was the keeper of an ancient oral tradition that not only sheds new light on the heathen culture of Finland and its history, but on the shared origins of humanity itself.

Author Carl Borgen

The Bock Saga should not be seen as the sole property of its followers and academics. In its essence, it makes for an interesting read to anyone open to exploring completely new thoughts and insights into our shared humanity.
It might even be true…

Carl Borgen

Author of The Bock Saga: An Introduction

Below is a brief summary of The Bock Saga, for further details and more information please visit


Ior Bock

Ior Bock, 17 January 1942 – 23 October 2010

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The Bock Saga

The Human Origin story passed down the millennia

It begins with the first two people dwelling on this earth and ends with the untimely and tragic death of Ior Bock in 2010. It covers a huge time span and an enormous number of events have taken place since then. The Bock Saga narrates this all in great detail. It is, in short, an enormous story…

Finnish historian, actor, mystic and eccentric Ior Bock claimed, from the age of seven to the age of 27, he had been educated on the Bock Saga by his mother, Rhea, and her sister, Rachel Boxström. He would have to sit for two hours every day and listen to his mother and aunt relating the Saga. He was not allowed to say a single word; he could only listen. The two storytellers were very strict taskmasters. If, for some reason, a day was skipped, the listening time would be doubled on the following day. Needless to say, this all happened at the expense of the young Ior’s formal schooling.

And in this way, the family story of the Saga was passed on from his mother and aunt to Ior over the course of 20 years. Rhea and Rachel, in turn, heard it from their father and their father’s sister, who got it from their parents, and so on. The family tradition was to educate the children in the Bock Saga, passing it on orally for countless generations.

The Bock Saga Explained

The "Root Language"

Oral traditions have the unfortunate reputation of not being trustworthy, because when passed on they slightly change so that, over long periods of time, a story can change considerably.

The Saga differs in that it lays on top of what is called the “sound system”, which is similar to a mathematical matrix that controls what is true and what is not in the Saga. This particular matrix is formed by the Root language, a language in which every sound has a meaning and a mark. All syllables, words and sentences are combinations of these building blocks of meaningful sounds.

Since the meaning of the sounds are fixed and cannot be altered, the Saga can be passed on to the next generation without any changes in its purest form. Just as mathematics is the language in which the natural cohesion between numbers is described and can be thus passed on, so is the Root language the natural means of describing the Bock Saga.

When in symphonic music a discordant note is played, you can immediately hear it is not in harmony. The same is true for spoken words that do not fit into the Bock Saga. When names or facts are given that are not in harmony with the sound system, we know it does not fit into the story and is fictitious. The sound system is carried by the Root language.

Temple of Lemminkäinen

The entrance to the Temple of Lemminkäinen/Balder’s Temple, under the hill 'Sibbosberg’. Situated on the Bock Estate, it is believed by some to house the Lemminkäinen Treasures.

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Ior Bock details the Root Language alphabet

Map of the Temple

Map of The Temple of Lemminkäinen

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The Root Language is the basis for all Human language

Sa = To Get

Ga = To Give

According to the Saga, the Root language was the first language on our planet. It was formulated in the brain of the first human. It is a simple, natural language that firstly describes body parts, and analogue to that, a person’s immediate surroundings (nature), the heavens above and, from there on, it progresses to abstract concepts. Many times, the meaning of the sounds in the Root echoes from the human body’s layer of meaning to the other layers of meaning just described.

Examples of this Root Language and its meaning and principles occur throughout Carl’s new book, Temporarily Insane.

One of the implications of the sound system being the matrix of the Bock Saga is that it is, and always will be, primarily a story transferred orally. An analogy to this can be found in music, which is best passed on from ear to ear instead of through written notes.

The Bock Saga was kept strictly within the Bock family for almost a thousand years. The family’s plan was, among other things, that Ior would be the first and the last member of the family to share this story with the outside world in the year that his mother passed away.

Before she died on 6 April 1984, Rhea Boxström, who was the family’s last female member, gave Ior her blessing to start relating the story on 24 February 1984—the day Skottdag (Leap Day) was celebrated.

At the time of her death, Ior Bock was the last surviving member of this once-great family and the only person in the world who knew the Saga.

The tale of The Bock Saga is told in Carl Borgen’s book, The Bock Saga: An Introduction.

Carl’s new book, Temporarily Insane details the trials and tribulations of a dedicated group dubbed the “Temple Twelve” and their endeavours to prove the Bock Saga, and Ior Bock’s claims, correct.

The Search for the Lemminkäinen Hoard

The Temple Twelve

The alleged existence of the Lemminkäinen Hoard​ first emerged in 1984 when Ior Bock claimed that his family – one of the oldest in Scandinavia – were direct descendants of Lemminkäinen, a prominent figure in Finnish pagan mythology.

Bock claimed that tens of thousands of jewels, ancient artefacts, and life-size gold statues of Lemminkäinen himself had been stashed within the labyrinthine Sibbosberg cave system close to the coastal resort of Gumbostrand, 20 miles east of Finland’s capital, Helsinki. Bock alleged the cave, situated on his sprawling ancestral estate, was home to the fabled Lemminkäinen Temple where the collected treasures from countless generations of ancient Finnish pagans had been stored.

News of the so-called ‘Bock Saga’ spread worldwide and the possibility of finding the temple’s entrance had attracted the attention of historians, corporate sponsors, and professional archaeologists. It also captured the imagination of amateur treasure hunters, who flocked to the site in search of gold and glory.

Among them was a group of 24 “like-minded strangers”—12 men and 12 women—who joined forces with Ior Bock to become the site’s first and only permanent, self-funded excavation team. Since that time, most of the original party have left or died, including Bock himself, who was murdered by a personal assistant in 2010.

Their number has been maintained across the years with new members from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Australia, and the United States.

The “Temple Twelve”, as they have become known, camp nearby and spend each summer hunting for proof that Bock’s claims of an undiscovered ancient civilisation were true. They may now only be months away from finding the temple’s entrance…and from locating its priceless treasure.

The hoard, which is described as the “Holy Grail of Holy Grails” by historians, would represent the largest and most valuable trove ever discovered. But to the team, which have no archaeological training, the true value of proving the Saga real lies in the fact that it will show the world that it once lived in a ‘Paradise Time’ where people lived in harmony with nature, and each other, and can do so again.

Historian and author Carl Borgen, the world’s leading authority on the Lemminkäinen Hoard, has chronicled the lives of the Temple Twelve and their bounty in his new book ‘Temporarily Insane’. He has been in regular contact with the group since excavations began in 1987, and is one of only a handful of ‘outsiders’ they confide in.

The Temple 12 talking with Ior Bock

More digging for treasure at the Temple of Lemminkäinen

Digging at the Temple of Lemminkäinen

Inside the flooded Temple of Lemminkäinen

Bock Saga Timeline

  • Prehistory

The Bock Saga relates the story of the first civilisation, stretching back eons before recorded history begins.

  • 987

The Temple of Lemminkäinen is sealed to protect its priceless knowledge and treasures from Swedish invaders.

  • 1942

Ior Bock, the last guardian of the Bock Saga, is born.

  • 1984

With the death of his mother, Rhea, Ior Bock is finally allowed to reveal the Bock Saga.

  • 1987

Having heard Ior Bock speak about the Bock Saga, a team of followers travel to Finland to commence excavations at the Temple of Lemminkäinen.

  • 2015

Carl Borgen, whose friends had dedicated themselves to discovering the entrance to the Temple of Lemminkäinen, begins work on preserving the Saga for posterity.

  • 2019

Carl Borgen publishes The Bock Saga: An Introduction.

  • Today

Carl Borgen publishes his second book, Temporarily Insane, which recounts the incredible story of the Temple Twelve and their ongoing hunt for archaeological evidence of the Bock Saga.

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Carl Borgen, historian and expert on the Bock Saga, has dedicated himself to capturing the remarkable story of the Saga in writing to ensure that it will not be lost to mankind.


Folks , the most mind blowing fact about the discovery of this famous treasure , is how it validates one of the oldest legends from the Norse mythology of Scandinavia - please read on to understand this absolutely fascinating saga . There is a strong element of the underworld beliefs , reflected in this ancient tale :-

Lemminkäinen and the black swan.


Lemminkäinen: Resurrection of the Handsome, Yet Frivolous Finnish Epic Hero


Thus became a mighty hero, In his veins the blood of ages,
Read erect and form commanding, Growth of mind and body perfect
But alas! he had his failings, Bad indeed his heart and morals,
Roaming in unworthy places, Staying days and nights in sequences
At the homes of merry maidens, At the dances of the virgins,
With the maids of braided tresses.

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  • ‘The Kalevala’, Rune XI. Lemminkainen's Lament

Lemminkäinen is a hero who features prominently in the traditional mythology of Finland. The tales of this hero are recorded in the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. The story of Lemminkäinen exists in several versions. There is, however, a general plot that can be identified in each of the myth’s different versions. The story begins with the hero’s journey to an otherworldly place, during which he has to overcome a number of obstacles. When Lemminkäinen reaches his destination, a series of tests await him, and he needs to best his host in a wizard’s contest. The direction of the tale then changes abruptly, as the hero is killed with the only weapon that could kill him. After much difficulty, Lemminkäinen’s corpse is retrieved by his mother, who tries to bring him back to life. Only in some versions of the myth does she succeed in doing so.

Lemminkäinen in the Kalevala

The Kalevala was compiled during the 19th century by Elias Lönnrot, who collected the traditional oral poetry of Finland. This compilation of ballads, lyrical song, and incantations became the national epic of Finland, and one of the major heroes in it is Lemminkäinen. Traditionally, this hero is described as a handsome young man. However, he is also portrayed as a frivolous and ostentatious person.

Lemminkäinen. ( Thalia Took )

The story of Lemminkäinen is found in the second section of the Kalevala. The tale of this hero begins with his journey to the island of Saari, where he intended to find a bride. He finds the maiden Kyllikki, and they made vows to each other – that Lemminkäinen would not go to war, and that Kylikki would not dance. For several years the couple lived happily, until one day, Kylikki breaks her vow, which allows the hero to renounce his. Lemminkäinen then sets off for Pohjola, an otherworldly place in the extreme north of the world, where he intends to woo the Maiden of the North. When Lemminkäinen arrives in Pohjola, he meets Louhi, who agrees to give him her daughter’s hand in marriage if he is able to accomplish several difficult tasks. The third of these was the killing of the wild swan of the river of Tuoni. It was whilst hunting this swan that Lemminkäinen was shot by Nasshut, the blind shepherd of Pohjola. Injured, the hero falls into the river, and dies.

‘Lemminkäinen at the Fiery Lake’ (1867) by Robert Wilhelm Ekman.

‘Lemminkäinen at the Fiery Lake’ (1867) by Robert Wilhelm Ekman. ( Public Domain )

Resurrecting Lemminkäinen

Before leaving for Pohjola, Lemminkäinen gave his mother his hairbrush, and told her that if he was in danger, it would start bleeding. As the hero was injured by Nasshut, his hairbrush began to bleed, thus informing his mother of the tragedy that had befallen him. Lemminkäinen’s mother then set out to search for her son, and eventually found his body, which had disintegrated into fragments.

Lemminkäinen's Mother at the River of Tuonela’ (1862) by Robert Wilhelm Ekman. ( Public Domain )

In some versions of the myth, Lemminkäinen’s mother uses magic to revive the hero, and his story continues from there. Having been brought back to life, Lemminkäinen returned to Louhi, where he found out that she had given the hand of her daughter to Ilmarinen, as he had forged the Sampo (a magical artifact that brought great wealth) for Louhi. As he had not been invited to the wedding, Lemminkäinen was furious, and stormed Louhi’s castle. He killed Sariola, Louhi’s husband. Bent on revenge, Louhi summoned an army to march against the hero and his home, forcing Lemminkäinen to flee.

‘Lemminkäinen's Mother’ (1897) by Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

‘Lemminkäinen's Mother’ (1897) by Akseli Gallen-Kallela. ( Public Domain )

Lemminkäinen would return in another story, where he joined forces with Vainamoinen and Ilmarinen, two of the other main heroes in the Kalevala, in order to steal the Sampo from Louhi. The heroes succeed in stealing the Sampo, but Louhi pursued them with her minions. An epic battle ensued, during which the Sampo was lost at sea. Enraged, Louhi tried to destroy Vainamoinen and his land, but she failed to do so.

The Defense of the Sampo’ (1896) by Akseli Gallen-Kallela. ( Public Domain )

Top Image: Lemminkäinen and the black swan. Source: Tras Las Huellas de Heródoto

By: Wu Mingren


List members , my hunch is that the crux of this find really is that :-

The mythical "Sampo" device/tool/machine originally , had somehow generated this immense treasure (now called the "Lemminkainen Hoard") , which has finally been found in the present times...was the Sampo some kind of a gold mining & processing equipment...hmm ! Wonder what you all think ?


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Folks , now here's the latest update on this most fascinating quest :-

Volunteers helping the Temple Twelve in their quest to unearth the Lemminkäinen Hoard. Source: Carl Borgen


‘On the Verge’ of Finding $20 Billion Lemminkäinen Hoard. Or Are They?

If you search the internet for information about the Lemminkäinen Hoard the results are greatly skeptical in nature. This is mostly because back in 2018 a team of treasure hunters told The Science Times they were “on the verge of discovering $20 billion [£15 billion] worth of treasure.” At that time they told Mail Online that while more and more people have learned about the “almost found” billions of treasures, little was known about the origins of the famed Lemminkäinen Hoard.

A 12-strong treasure hunting team are convinced a huge stash of gold and jewels is waiting to be found in an underground temple located within the Sibbosberg cave system in Sipoo, about 20 miles (32 km) east of Finland's capital, Helsinki. Now, they are back in the news claiming they are even closer to finding the jewel stash, which they call “one of the largest and most valuable treasure troves in the world.” But does it even exist?

Mythical Story Behind the Lemminkäinen Hoard

The Lemminkäinen treasure hoard was first mentioned in 1984 when Ior Bock, a local landowner, announced that his family lineage was one of the oldest in Scandinavia. He told press that he was “a direct descendant of Lemminkäinen.” The trouble here is that Lemminkäinen was a mythological shaman. This is akin to claiming divine decent from a gnome. Notwithstanding, Bock said a cave on his ancestral estate was home to the fabled Lemminkäinen Temple in which he believed “countless generations of ancient Finnish pagan treasures had been stashed.”

Bocks inventory included “tens of thousands of jewels and ancient artifacts, including life-size gold statues of Lemminkäinen,” all of which he said were kept “in several interconnected chambers over thousands of years.” The temple entrance was sealed up with huge stone slabs in the 10th century to protect it from invading Swedish and Swiss armies, claimed Bock.

Entrance of the alleged underground temple where volunteers continue to search for the Lemminkäinen Hoard. (Paasikivi / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Entrance of the alleged underground temple where volunteers continue to search for the Lemminkäinen Hoard. (Paasikivi / CC BY-SA 4.0 )

Zip, Is What Has Been Discovered So Far

The Mirror recently reported that the team now believe “50,000 gemstones, including rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds” are hidden in the underground temple. Furthermore, they believe “several 18-carat gold life-size statues in human form” await discovery. According to reports, a list of amateur archaeologists from at least five countries have offered their assistance in any treasure recovery excavations.

The self-styled “penniless friends” or “temple of twelve” hunting for the Lemminkäinen Hoard have been using plastic buckets and spades to excavate the site they believe hides the alleged temple. Working for over 10 years, the team operate six hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, and they have removed around 400 tonnes of vegetation, clay and rocks. Disappointingly, what have they discovered so far? Zip.

On the “Verge” of Finding the Lemminkäinen Hoard

According to historian Carl Borgen , the group’s sole spokesperson and biographer, “if it [the treasure] exists” the offer from the international volunteers would substantially increase the Temple Twelve’s chances of reaching the Lemminkäinen Hoard this year. And if the headlines are anything to go by, the team are teetering closer to the big day. Back in 2018 the group said they were on the “verge” of making the history-changing discovery, and now they claim to be on the “brink” of uncovering the Bock family treasures.

According to Bock, the lost entrance will be found “50 ft (15.24 m) below the surface and more than 150 ft (45.72 m) from the cave entrance.” This is where ghost chasing gets dangerous. The longer the team work with no rewards, the more desperate they are becoming, it seems. This conclusion is drawn from a report in yahoo!news in which the twelve stated that they have both the “tenacity and the necessary explosives to blast away the giant granite slabs they believe block the temple door.”

Top image: Volunteers helping the Temple Twelve in their quest to unearth the Lemminkäinen Hoard. Source: Carl Borgen

By Ashley Cowie


Folks , it is also worth noting that these Sibbosberg caves of Finland are not far from the Kola peninsula of Russia , where the deepest borehole ever dug , is existing !


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Folks , this is the last news update I found - from 4 months ago...I wonder why there is silence now ?? Have they found it ? Did the government or someone else confiscate it , or suppress any further news about this treasure ? Who knows...hmm !

By the way , has anyone in this group heard anything further about this treasure from any other source ? Just curious to know :))


Treasure hunters, a few meters from the search for the greatest loot and billionaire in history

ByAshley July 13, 2022

Treasure hunters, a few meters from the search for the greatest loot and billionaire in history

The treasure is believed to be hidden somewhere in the Sibbosberg cave system in Finland.

A group of treasure hunters are savoring the separation meters of an award they have been working for since 1987. Lemminkäien’s legendary treasure (Finland), is just a few meters from them as they confirmed.

The research dates back to 1984, when the mystic Ian Bock claimed that his family was a direct descendant of Lemminkäinen, one of the heroes of Finnish pagan mythology. Bock claimed that a sealed chamber on his estate contained the Lemminkäinen Treasury and that his family had protected it from invaders for centuries.

The treasure is believed to be hidden somewhere in the cave system of Sibosberga few kilometers east of the Finnish capital, Helsinki. If discovered, they claim it will be the most valuable loot ever found. This is what treasure hunters have been working for for 34 years.

The Lemminkainen temple, in the municipality of Sipoo, east of Helsinki, Finland.

According to the myth, the treasure includes around 50,000 precious stones, including rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds. It also has 1,000 artifacts dating back thousands of years, including a number of Life-size statues in 18-karat gold.

The highest authority of the team, Carlo Borgen, he recounted the lives of hunters and the treasure in his book “Temporarily crazy”. Borgen, 60, said The mirror: “I understand that significant progress has been made at the temple and that the crew feels particularly confident for the months to come.” According to his account, many believe they are already within a few meters of the treasure, but must continue to dig.


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