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A dozen of the best field researchers in the world looking into pre-conquest America, all gathered in one place.
Did the people of ancient North America have a communications system that allowed messages to travel from the east coast to the middle of the continent in an afternoon?
Were there giants in those days?
You mean there were numerous stone fortresses in America before Columbus?
There were how many different writing systems?
How much copper was extracted before the historical era? Millions of pounds? Billions of pounds?
Are there new discoveries, new treasures out there
All these questions are on the table (and podium and screen) November 1 & 2 in Washington, IN
Featured Image: Treasure chest clipart. SOURCE Wikimedia Commons (Public-Domain)
From Yahoo News September 26, 2013 7:17 AM
Albertville (France) (AFP) – A French climber scaling a glacier off Mont Blanc got more than satisfaction for his efforts when he stumbled across a treasure trove of emeralds, rubies and sapphires that had been buried for decades.
The jewels, estimated to be worth up to 246,000 euros ($332,000), lay hidden in a metal box that was on board an Indian plane that crashed in the desolate landscape some 50 years ago. . . . Read Complete Report
Treasure-trove found by climber on Mont Blanc glacier, maybe from the Malabar Princess
Published on Sep 26, 2013
So what would you do if you came across a treasure chest of emeralds, rubies and sapphires while scaling an Alpine glacier?. . . From Description published with video.
Dig a Little Deeper ~ THEI Archive “Treasure”
Treasure hunter finds 18th century pirate ship off Cape Cod (+) The Prince of Pirates – Black Sam Bellamy
Featured Image: “Map showing the location of the pirate ship Whydah Gally, captained by the famous “Black Sam” Bellamy, which wrecked off the coast of in Cape Cod on April 26, 1717, killing Bellamy and all but 2 of his 145 men, and taking over 4.5 short tons (4.1 tonnes) of gold, silver, and other pirate treasure down with it. Hearing of the shipwreck, then-governor Samuel Shute dispatched Captain Cyprian Southack, a local salvager and cartographer, to recover “Money, Bullion, Treasure, Goods and Merchandizes taken out of the said Ship.”
By May 3, when Southack reached the location of the wreck, he found that a part of the ship was still visible breaching the water’s surface and much of the ship’s wreckage were scattered along more than four miles (6 km) of shoreline. He created this map (Whydah-map.jpg) of the wreck site, and reported that he had buried 102 of the Whydah crew and captives that had washed ashore. They had not found any significant treasure, but he wrote, “The riches and the guns would be buried in the sand.”
The sunken treasure remained little more than a local legend until the wreck was discovered in 1984, the first pirate ship wreck ever discovered in North America”. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (Public Domain).
Image: “Real pirate treasure at the Houston Museum of Natural Science This is part of a special exhibit – “Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah Gally from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship.” . . . SOURCE Wikipedia Commons (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license).
From Mail Online (UK) PUBLISHED: 04:57 EST, 9 September 2013 | UPDATED: 10:19 EST, 9 September 2013
Treasure hunter finds gold coins ‘stacked up like poker chips’ on 18th century pirate ship off Cape Cod
Undersea explorers have discovered a trove of buried treasure that may lead to the discovery of more than 400,000 gold coins.
Barry Clifford and his team of archaeologists also found a musket and thousands of lead balls in the 18th century pirate ship they found off the coast of Cape Cod.
THEI Feature Film
National Geographic presents;
The Prince of Pirates – Black Sam Bellamy: Documentary
Go a LITTLE DEEPER ~ THEI Archive “Pirates”
Off the North Carolina coast, pirate treasure of a different sort (+) Blackbeard, Pirate King of the Caribbean | History Channel Documentary (Full video)
Featured image: Illustration of Blackbeard’s Jolly Roger flag. It depicted a skeleton piercing a heart, whilst toasting the devil. Traced from a scanned image of Konstam’s book. (Angus Konstam, Blackbeard the Pirate, 2007, page 177) SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (This file is from the Open Clip Art Library, which released it explicitly into the public domain, using the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public DomainDedication).
Sunken treasure lies 25 feet beneath the sea off North Carolina, where archaeologists are probing the wreck of the Queen Anne’s Revenge — the flagship in the dread pirate Blackbeard’s flotilla.
But this treasure won’t sparkle and gleam, and it definitely isn’t locked in a dead man’s chest. . . . Read Complete Report
Related post: 1/28/2013: National Geographic: Blackbeard’s lost ship : Documentary (Full)
From youtube uploaded by PirateDocumentary on Jun 19, 2013
Blackbeard, Pirate King of the Caribbean | History Channel Documentary
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Nelson Nevada was named El Dorado in its heyday which started in 1859 and lasted until 1945 when gold was discovered in nearby El Dorado Canyon. Queho, whose claim to fame is going down in history as “Nevada’s first mass murder” took odd jobs around EL Dorado before he became a fugitive. . . The Vegas footage from 1958 is worth the price of the ticket. . . EDITOR
Part 2 Uploaded on Nov 16, 2008
Dig a LITTLE DEEPER ~ THEI ARCHIVE “Bill Burrud: Treasure”
Featured Image: The entrance to the Alamo in San Antonio Texas. This site is a mecca for all Texans. CREDIT: Dennis Crenshaw (may be used by anyone as long as included with a link back to this page).
Published on Aug 17, 2013
Is there a hidden treasure somewhere inside the 300-year-old Alamo?
From Unsolved Mysteries
Treasure hunters dig for gold and silver supposedly buried under the Alamo.
“Remember the Alamo!” The famous battle cry was immortalized in history. But for some, the full story of the Alamo has yet to be told. Legend has it that in the shadow of the Alamo’s old mission, a treasure remains buried, a secret which dates back to 1836, the year of the famous battle. That January, a group of rugged frontiersmen made their way across southern Texas. By some accounts, they were loaded down with a fortune in silver and gold. It was called the “San Saba Treasure,” and it’s said to be worth millions of dollars.
The men, led by Colonel Jim Bowie, were headed for the Alamo. The treasure was intended to finance the Texas revolution for independence from Mexico. Two months later, Bowie and 188 other men, including Davy Crockett, made a courageous stand at the Alamo against 6,000 well-trained Mexican troops. Not one of the defenders survived to tell the tale, but the legend of the treasure lived on. . . . Read Complete Report
The Lost San Saba Mines
Since the 1700’s, stories of abandoned or lost Spanish mines and buried treasure in San Saba and adjacent counties have fired the imaginations of thousands of treasure seekers. The following items, from the San Saba News, convey well the excitement these stories generated around the turn of the century .
San Saba Mines. June 24, 1887.
Mr. A. Fitzgerald, a capitalist of Mexico, who has experience as a miner, has purchased of Mr. Rufe Hoover of Hoover’s Valley, 640 acres of land for which he paid $10,000. He says the signs of gold and silver are very promising. A specimen of the silver ore may be seen at his office.
In personal interview with Mr. Fitzgerald, he informs us that he has 45 years experience as a miner, and he believes his purchase will realize millions of dollars. That the specimens indicate rich gold and silver both; that the veins being fissure veins are inexhaustible. He thinks, are at least two miles long. The purchased land is mountainous, and about 14 miles southwest of Burnet. Mr. Fitzgerald has a partner whose interest is one fourth. He will return next week with an eminent French chemist, and will begin operations soon thereafter as possible.. . . Read Complete Report
Published on Oct 28, 2012
This is the Bill Burrud Treasure series and is for the Lost Ben Sublett gold mine in the New Mexico and Texas area.
Dig a LITTLE DEEPER ~ THEI Archive “Treasure Chest”
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July 24, 2013 12:24 PM
Newly released images show sunken treasure found off the coast of Galveston, Texas, from a shipwreck that has laid undisturbed on the floor of the Gulf for 200 years.