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Expedition to explore real treasure island

By T.K. Randall
August 7, 2012 · Comment icon 16 comments

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Shaun Whitehead and his team hope to uncover the resting place of the long lost 'Treasure of Lima'.
The treasure is thought to consist of a vast fortune in gold and jewels originally stolen from the Spanish by pirates in the 19th century, in 1820 a British trader is thought to have buried it on the island and it has been lost ever since. Now Whitehead and his team are undertaking an expedition to the island in an attempt to recover the £160 million horde.

"It is not a case of following a map and 'X' marking the spot. It is about using a bit of logic to establish the likelihood of some areas where it could be," he said.
It eluded Franklin Roosevelt, Sir Malcolm Campbell and Errol Flynn, but now an explorer from Melton Mowbray could be on the trail of a multi-million-pound hoard of gold, silver and jewellery stolen by pirates and buried on a treasure island.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (16)




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Comment icon #7 Posted by spud the mackem 12 years ago
They best not find my ex-wifes grave... I will be in a lot of trouble thats a really grave issue !
Comment icon #8 Posted by dharma warrior 12 years ago
Yarrrr! shiver me member!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Taun 12 years ago
I wonder how long before the Spanish gvt lays claim to whatever they find...
Comment icon #10 Posted by TheMolePatrol 12 years ago
Capt'n Shaun White.....head haha what a charming last name
Comment icon #11 Posted by King Fluffs 12 years ago
If any treasure is found, remember kids, it's mine, I lost it.
Comment icon #12 Posted by praetorian-legio XIII 12 years ago
spud: Your thinking of the 17th century, this treasure dates from the 19th when all tyhe oceans were open to piracy
Comment icon #13 Posted by spud the mackem 12 years ago
spud: Your thinking of the 17th century, this treasure dates from the 19th when all tyhe oceans were open to piracy Yer I must be as ole Cap'n 'Enery Morgan on the Black Witch,never got round that far, we used to patrol The Spanish Main,keeping a wary eye out for any of 'Is Majesty's Navy,who weren't amiss themselves to having a go at the Spaniards. 'Appy days they wuz before the mast.
Comment icon #14 Posted by jimbur 12 years ago
This sounds like another Oak Island.
Comment icon #15 Posted by csspwns 12 years ago
even i fu find the treasure its the goverments even i fu find the treasure its the goverments if u* not i fu* sorry
Comment icon #16 Posted by Likely Guy 12 years ago
even i fu find the treasure its the goverments if u* not i fu* sorry That's okay. Spelling is not important. From what I gathered, the island is a World Heritage Site, or Preserve and they got permission to do a preliminary survey. So, they will walk around, survey and make photos. Then, eventually they might be able to drag some Ground Penatrating Radar equipment around. But they will never be able to dig, and even if they did, like csspwns said, the government will own it (or the greater portion).


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