Everyone know about buried treasures in 1.13 but everyone also know it is har to find them.
You get a trasure map, you find the red X. But you can't find the chest!
I made an easy system to find the chest instantly.
1. Stand so the red X is in front of you.
2. Make sure to stand exactly as it is shown in the attachment below.
3. Dig down. If you don't see the chest, dig around one block. Now the hole you made should be 3x3 blocks and you should see the chest.
If you didn't understand step number 2: When you move on the map, the map shows where you move and where you are facing with a white arrow. On the attachment below, you can see a red X and something white below. That is because the red X is overlapping the white arrow. Just try to move around and rotate until the white arrow is exactly as it is shown.
Not to be rude, but every MC player I have seen on Youtube does this, as well as myself. You're totally fine helping people who might not know exactly what to do, but you can't copyright tips or tricks. Nice find, nevertheless.
I totaly forgot about this post so it is probably to late but I found ot this thing myself. I thought I was the only one who know this... I also sometimes get this thing where you are afraid that one day no one will know you ever existed. This is why I added this thing about crediting me... I hate myself for doing this...
Since the thread has been resurrected I think it's worth stating explicitly that you want to be holding the map with both hands, like in the original picture, since the map is larger and easier to read when held that way.
So remove anything you might have in the offhand slot.