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.
About the Author
Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe have investigated the world's unsolved mysteries for over 30 years and are the authors of 15 bestselling books including Mysteries and Secrets of Santeria , Voodoo and Obeah and Mysteries and Secrets of the Masons. They live in Cardiff, Wales.
Table of Contents
Note Tom Danheiser 9
Foreword Canon Stanley H. Mogford 11
Chapter 1 What Is Treasure? What Forms Can It Take? 17
Chapter 2 Who Hid Their Treasure - and Why? 27
Chapter 3 Ancient Civilizations and Their Lost Treasures 36
Chapter 4 Asian Treasure 51
Chapter 5 European Treasure 68
Chapter 6 More European Treasure 108
Chapter 7 Transatlantic Treasure 125
Chapter 8 Pacific Treasure 141
Chapter 9 Secret Societies as Guardians of Treasure 150
Chapter 10 Templar Treasure in Arginy, France - and Elsewhere 166
Chapter 11 Pirates and Buccaneers 176
Chapter 12 Cursed Treasure and Its Strange Guardians 197
Chapter 13 Interesting Cases: The Seychelles, Cocos Island, and the Lost Dutchman Mine 206
Chapter 14 Lost Treasures in Canada 213
Chapter 15 The French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War 227
Chapter 16 Ideas for Today's Treasure Seekers 234