Did pirates bury their treasures after they sacked a ship?

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Did pirates bury their treasures after they sacked a ship?

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Pirates sometimes buried their treasure in isolated areas in order to prevent it being seized or stolen, but it was not a common occurrence. Records describe how Francis Drake buried a portion of his treasure after a successful raid in Panama whilst others claim that John Rackham, also known as Calico Jack, also buried treasure for safe keeping for a short time. In general, however, the story of buried treasure largely comes from fictional works that use it as a storytelling device.