Expedition to explore real treasure island
By T.K. Randall
August 7, 2012 · 16 comments
Image Credit: J. L. G. Ferris
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.
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