Yet another story of “treasure is trouble”. But once you get past the glitter of the bling, it is a religion vs. bureaucracy, and a local vs. geopolitical state issue. Rumors are that a vast amount of wealth (an estimated $40 billion) in gold coins, jewelry, silk, religious gold statuary, etc., has been found in the first of six chambers at a Hindu temple (Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple) in southern India. So far, one chamber (Vault A) has been examined (and the second chamber is said to be guarded by SERPENTS– why does it always have to be snakes?). But the problem boils down to this: does the treasure belong to the temple or to the government? A thorny legal and ethical problem. Fox news has a synopsis of the issue here, and you can also read about the find in The Hindu (among many of the news outlets carrying this story).