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Casa Real de la Moneda

Casa Real de la Moneda
A chest from the 1700s used by the Spanish to transport treasures. The complexity of the locking system is amazing. With twelve interlocking mechanisms, there was no way this chest was being pried open. The chest was fitted with several "fake" locks, that if used would jam the entire system. Only one keyhole would open it, and even then, it would only open if the key was turned multiple times, in a certain way. It wouldn't surprise me to know that most Spaniards couldn't figure out how to get it open after they filled it up.

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Last updated: 20 Apr 2006 13:54:11