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It is sometimes reffered to as the National Treasure because it is one of the most valued and highly guarded documents in the history of the United States. There was also a movie called National Treasure about a man who finds a map on the back of the Declaration of Independence that leads to the worlds greatest treasure originally guarded by the Knights Templar.

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In which movie did Nicholas Cage steal The Declaration of Independence?

National Treasure


Where was the Declaration of independence stolen from in the movie National Treasure?

the national museum of history.


Is there a map on the back of the Declaration of Independence?

There is no map on the declaration of the independence, but just something that was made up to forward the plot in the movie National Treasure.


Has someone ever tried to steal the Declaration of Independence?

no one has ever tried to steal the declaration of independence.... only in the movie, National Treasure


How is the declaration of independence protected?

from what I've seen in national treasure..i believe it is protected by the thick glass casing and the vault


Why does the movie national treasure say that 55 men signed the declaration of independence?

It was simply a plot detail error


How many names are on the bottom of the first copies of the declaration of independence?

It was signed by 56 men. Have you not see National Treasure?


Is national treasure based on truth?

In some ways, yes. A lot of the clues are based on real history, but there's no treasure map on the back of The Declaration of Independence.


Is there really a map on the back of the Declaration of Independence?

According to National Archives: "In case you were wondering, there is writing on the back of the original, signed Declaration of Independence. But it is invisible, does it include a map, as the recently released Disney feature film, National Treasure, suggests. The writing on the back reads: 'Original Declaration of Independence, dated 4th July 1776.'


Who was the founding father mentioned in the beginning of the movie national treasure?

Charles Carroll. Believe it or not, he did sign the declaration of independence, and he was the last signing survivor! National Treasure isn't all made up! I hope i answered your question


What is on the backside of the Declaration of Independence?

a treasure map in invisible ink.


What is the name of the house at the end of national treasure?

The large house shown at the end of the film "National Treasure" is called the Charles Carroll House. It belonged to Charles Carroll, who was the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. The house is located in Annapolis, Maryland.


Movies about The Theft of Declaration of Independence?

Try National Treasure .It is an action packed movie including a plot to steal the Declaration of Independece in order to keep it safe. I will say no more for fear of ruining the movie.


What was the first national treasures about?

Cage plays Benjamin Gates, a historian and amateur cryptologist searching for a lost treasure, once protected by the Knights Templar and hidden by the Freemasons during the early years of the United States. A coded map on the back of the Declaration of Independence points to the location of the "national treasure", but Gates is not alone in his quest. Whoever can steal the Declaration and decode it first, will find the greatest treasure in history.


Where does the formal evening take place in the movie national treasure?

Depending on if you are talking about the first National Treasure the National Archives (where you can actually see the declaration) located in Washington DC is the location where Benjamin Gates crashes the formal evening stealing the Declaration of Independence. If you are talking about the second National Treasure film where the president is kidnapped then the location of the formal party is Mount Vernon a former plantation located on the Potomac river where George Washington used to live and is currently interred.


Are the national treasure movies made to give us clues to find treasure of are own?

My belief is yes. All the facts in National Treasure are true. but there is in fact A REAL TREASURE that we know of. For example, the Liberty bell was cast by Past and Stow. But the clues all put together should lead to a treasure . But please, ask the FBI before you steal the Declaration of Independence! :) I hope i answered your question :)


In National Treasure Where is independence hall?

It is located in Pennsylvania.


Is a cipher on the back of the declaration of indipendec?

no there is not it was just on the movie national treasure there is no map on the back of declaration of independenced


What was written on the back of the Declaration of Independence?

The writing on the back of the Declaration of Independence reads:"Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776"It is at the bottom and written upside down.Source: US National Archives and Records Administration websitehttp://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/treasure/back_of_declaration.html^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Is correct, however there is no secret code or numbers that leads to a clue to another clue to another clue. National Treasure is not real and Nicholas Cage and the people did NOT get the real Document.


Was Charles Carroll and the first clue off of the movie national treasure real or fake?

Charles Carroll name appears on the Declaration of Independence, he was a real person and the last survivor who signed it.


What museum was in National treasure?

In the first National Treasure, the decleration of Independence is kept in the National Archives. The Silence Dogood letters, which are real but don't have a code to find "the templar treasure" are kept in the Benjamin Franklin Museum, most likely in Philadelphia. hopefully i answered your question. :)


Is there an invisible map on the back of the deceleration of independence like the one in the movie national treasure?

No.


In what room was the Declaration of Independence signed in?

Independence Hall's assembly room. Ben Gates (In national treasure) really controls the emotion of our Liberty when he said, "The last time it was here, it was being signed." You can see the independence hall in PENNSYLVANIA.


What is the hidden message in the Declaration of Independence picture?

As you have watched the famous movie national treasure, that movie is not non- fiction. So there fore it is not real. The Declaration of Independence clearly on the back says when it was signed which is July 4th 1776 and that date is stated on the back with Regarding the message on the back, according to the National Archives, "While no one knows for certain who wrote it, it is known that early in its life, the large parchment document was rolled up for storage. So, it is likely that the notation was added simply as a label." There are no hidden messages.


Was Diane Kruger on national treasure?

Yes She was in National Treasure