Category Archives: Treasure Mysteries

In Search of… The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine

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In Search Of… The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine: An investigation into why hundreds of gold hunters have died searching for a lost treasure ever since a Dutch prospector wandered out of Arizona’s Superstition Mountains in the 1860s. Is there really cursed gold hidden there, as Apache lore suggests? Narrated by Leonard Nimoy.

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Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World – Riddle of the stones

Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World has to be one of my favourite TV series of all time. Not a treasure hunting video as such, but all the stone circles and megalithic structures are, without a doubt, some of the UK’s greatest treasures.

Sir Arthur makes some comments at the start of this video about the modern day ‘Pagans’ and ‘Druids’ that a lot of people and policy makers need to heed:

“…these latter day druids have no more right to be there [Stonehenge] than anyone else. Their association with stone circles is the invention of 18th century romantic writers. The druids flourished nearly a thousand years after the completion of Stonehenge, so to confuse them with stone circles is like mixing up the Battle of Britain and the Battle of Hastings. This is one of the few facts we do know about the thousand or so stone circles scattered over the British Isles.” – Sir Arthur C. Clarke speaking on Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World – The Riddle of the Stones.

Wonderfully, the full series of Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World is now available on DVD! A bargain at less than nine quid!

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The Lost Treasure of the Alexandria Library

The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt, was the largest and most significant great library of the ancient world. It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from its construction in the 3rd century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC. The library was conceived and opened either during the reign of Ptolemy I Soter (323–283 BC) or during the reign of his son Ptolemy II (283–246 BC).

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