Created By: Unknown Troper on May 22, 2007
Is there a trope named here for the tendency of treasure hunting villains, expecting gold or jewels, instead find something treasure that more abstract and/or intellectual in nature such as a collection of ancient scrolls of a lost civilization, in reasonably perfect condition? I notice, upon discovery of this find, the villains never say something like, "Wow! This is better than finding the Dead Sea Scrolls! Museums/Discovery Channel/Collectors will pay millions for this stuff!"
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