Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing at Bethesda has confirmed on Twitter that their upcoming RPG title features treasure maps.
A fan asked "drazic2005nl" asked Pete, "Hey Pete, I read something about treasure maps in Skyrim. That true? Thx"
To this Pete replied: "Yup, there are treasure maps"
Another fan asked Pete, "Is there more media coming for Skyrim before release?"
Pete said, "Yes, more Skyrim media is coming."
So we can expect more screenshots and video footage before the launch of Skyrim.