9781550029383

Secrets of the World's Undiscovered Treasures

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  • ISBN13:

    9781550029383

  • ISBN10:

    155002938X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-05
  • Publisher: Dundurn Pr Ltd
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Summary

Treasures of many kinds still lie hidden below crumbling castles and ruined monasteries; in macabre tombs; in subterranean labyrinths and sinister caverns. Many sunken treasures lie beneath the seas, oceans and lakes of the world. Vast stores of pirate gold are still hidden on many a real life treasure island such as Oak Island at Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Many treasures were looted, hidden and lost after the two World Wars -- Hermann Goering, for example, one of most powerful leaders of Nazi Germany, is strongly suspected of hiding huge treasures at Veldenstein and Lake Zeller. This fascinating, expertly researched book brilliantly reveals all these unsolved mysteries. The final section covers useful ideas for treasure-seekers: the study of old maps and charts; coded messages; secret symbols; and intensive research into the lives and locations of those people through out history who probably in all certainty, had treasure to hide.

Author Biography

Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe have investigated the world's unsolved mysteries for over 30 years and are the authors of 15 bestselling books published by Dundurn Press, including The Oak Island Mystery; Mysteries and Secrets of Santeria, Voodoo, and Obeah; and Mysteries and Secrets of the Masons. Lionel is famous for his TV programs dealing with mysteries and the paranormal. They live in Cardiff, Wales.

Table of Contents

Notep. 9
Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 15
What Is Treasure? What Forms Can It Take?p. 17
Who Hid Their Treasure - and Why?p. 27
Ancient Civilizations and Their Lost Treasuresp. 36
Asian Treasurep. 51
European Treasurep. 68
More European Treasurep. 108
Transatlantic Treasurep. 125
Pacific Treasurep. 141
Secret Societies as Guardians of Treasurep. 150
Templar Treasure in Arginy, France - and Elsewherep. 166
Pirates and Buccaneersp. 176
Cursed Treasure and Its Strange Guardiansp. 197
Interesting Cases: The Seychelles, Cocos Island, and the Lost Dutchman Minep. 206
Lost Treasures in Canadap. 213
The French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World Warp. 227
Ideas for Today's Treasure Seekersp. 234
Bibliographyp. 237
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