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October 02, 2005

Did Arturito Find Treasure on Robinson Crusoe Island?

"...the truth is that the olives are being harvested before planting the olive trees." - Leopoldo González, mayor of Juan Fernandez.

Arturito did find a treasure on Robinson Crusoe island. Of this, there is no dispute. The treasure is publicity, and he's probably gotten more than anyone anticipated. Possibly more than he deserves.

Technically, he isn't a robot and his name isn't Arturito. He's a remotely controlled rover named "TX Araña" ("TX Spider"). He's commonly referred to as "Arturito"("Little Arthur") because "Arturito" sounds like "R2D2". And they call him a robot because it sounds more exciting than a rover. Got it?

So what did this little 4 wheeled rover find exactly? Well, at this point, it's hard to say. Some say he found hundreds of tons of treasure. Some say he found no such thing. I'm sure that I don't know what he found. But I do know this. They haven't actually pulled anything out of the ground yet. No gold. No silver. No emeralds. Nada.

Ostensibly, the treasure is all wrapped up in red tape by Conama and Conaf. They're arguing over how the treasure will be divided, and what laws to apply in this situation.

Meanwhile, in the giddy aftermath of their initial claim of discovering the treasure, some of the voices rising from the din aren't convinced that anything has been discovered at all.

The Rise of the Pundits:
There are a few things about the story that I don't quite get.

Read my previous post on the story. It's the most comprehensive posting on the Robinson Crusoe Treasure on the internet.

Kidd: The Search for his Treasure, By George Edmunds, The Pentland Press, 1996, ISBN: 1-85821-357-6

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Posted by Peenie Wallie on October 02, 2005 at 08:52 PM


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