Experts discuss the circumstances under which a treasure-laden ship may have gotten stuck in the Mojave Desert.
The Lost Ship of the Mojave Desert
Tales originating from a shiphand's diary from the early 18th century describe where a cache of booty, including the fabled Treasure of Lima, has been buried on Cocos Island, and a German adventurer is intent on finding it.
Finding the Right Place to Bury Pirate Booty
By the time John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood become immersed in the study of the Mayans no one thought that the Mesoarmericans were capabile of creating such an advanced civilization.
Not Giving the Maya Enough Credit
A Frenchman claiming to be the grandson of LeBlanc, who was part of the original party that legend claims found a mother lode of gold on Treasure Mountain, returns with a detailed map to recover the stash.
From France to the Rockies Armed With a Treasure Map
In the dying days of World War II a unit of Nazi SS officers is instructed to transport mysterious crates to the Austrian Alps. Upon arrival at a remote lake they dump their cargo. What could possibly be in them?
What Did the SS Drop Into an Austrian Lake?
After exhausting his funds and losing his crew Rogelio Roxas, an amateur Filipino treasure-hunter decides to give the search for lost treasure seized and stashed by Japanese soldiers during World War II one more go, and makes a stunning discovery.
German journalist Paul Badde goes on a journey of discovery to learn about the 'face of god' print said to have been created by Jesus himself housed in a church in Manoppello, Italy.
The Veil of Veronica
Belize, 1924. Anna Mitchell-Hedges claims to find an extraordinary object under a collapsed altar. It's a beautiful skull from a single block of pure quartz crystal, that took generations to make which Mayan priests used for "esoteric rites."
Beware the Mayan Crystal Skull of Doom
There is much speculation as to the location of the Ark of the Covenant, but according to ancient scripture Jeremiah took it to a mountain and hid it in a cave before the Babylonians sacked Jerusalem.
Is the Ark of the Covenant Hidden in a Cave
British explorer Percy Fawcett's unorthodox upbringing and beliefs helped fuel his belief and determination in finding the Lost City of El Dorado, or "Z" as he called it.
The Magic of El Dorado
Empress Helena makes a pilgrimage in search of the cross upon which Jesus was crucified, even resorting to torture in the quest for the holy relic.
Has Jesus' Cross Been Found?
As medievalist author Otto Rahn is running out of funds for his studies on the Cathar Grail Heinrich Himmler steps in and offers him cash and forces him to join the SS.
Himmler Funds Search for the Holy Grail
As part of the pacification of the vanquished Japanese Americans seized the prized swords of Japanese troops, some of which had been held onto for generations and used in past conflicts.
Seizing Swords from the Japanese
Researcher and treasure hunter Richard Knight consults various historic maritime documents to try to assess the location of legendary pirate Captain Kidd's buried treasure.
Finding Treasure Island Off of Vietnam
According to the Bible, King Solomon possessed gifts of gold given to him by the Queen of Sheba. Legend has it, the gold came from the mysterious land of Ophir, known as King Solomon's Mines.
Are King Solomon's Mines in Zimbabwe
Two days after his army takes Austria, Hitler travels to Vienna and immediately takes possession of the Spear that is said to have pierced the side of Christ and that holds magical powers.
Hitler Seizes the Spear of Destiny