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Just Revealed: Roman Sword Reportedly Found Off Oak Island

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posted on Jan, 17 2016 @ 05:28 PM
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oops should have read page three.

So now what?

Now that Nova Scotia seeks to verify Oak Island 'Roman sword'
www.thevanguard.ca...




posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 07:58 AM
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originally posted by: Stormdancer777
oops should have read page three.
So now what?
Now that Nova Scotia seeks to verify Oak Island 'Roman sword'
www.thevanguard.ca...

Here's a working link to an article about the sword. Link
Pity that they have to clutter the whole adventure with this kind of crap. The core story is great, but as I said...


...and if you need more...Link
edit on 19-1-2016 by JohnnyCanuck because: yes!



posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 10:47 PM
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I'm starting to think the brothers found themselves out of money and ideas so the call was made to Discovery to recoup some costs once they realized there was no viable way to find anything in that mess.

Putting that $75 E-Bay sword on the show was the final nail for me.

From now on it'll just be more kooks and hoaxsters.



posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 10:54 PM
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a reply to: JohnnyCanuck

Lol That sword will surely define the moment they jumped the shark.



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 04:47 AM
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I will be waiting with interest to see this unfold, From what iv seem of Pulitzer he can be a little dubious so to speak. could the cold water have something to do with the preservation of the sword or the mineral composition of water there, is its make up helping to preserve metallic items?



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 04:53 AM
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a reply to: Marduk

Could it be bronze? I believe due to copper content bronze deteriorates along a similar path (visually at least). Could the figure depicted be Atlas or Heracles. You can probably guess where im going here. Greek maybe?

On the other hand if the the sword on the right is Roman im clutching at straws.



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 04:54 AM
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a reply to: lucagt1

or alternativly - its all bollox - made up by idiots



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 04:55 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

Yup, I should have read the whole thing first.

Im now off to ebay to buy me some roman artifacts



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 06:08 AM
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Hey! I just found a Greek shipwreck in Iowa! The ship dates back 3,700 years, we're absolutely certain of it. It had a safe onboard too! Geraldo is going to be opening it on national TV soon. In the meantime, we also found some other interesting contents like this chest with the inscription "Arc of the Covena..." on the side, but we can't read the last few letters so we're not sure what it is. Not only that, but we found proof that croc hunter Steve Irwin was really a Russian espionage agent. And, we also found a bunch of other really cool stuff, but we weren't able to fully understand what it was before the Archeological Intelligence Agency (AIA) put a stop to the whole thing. Stay tuned for next week's episode where we travel to Washington DC and attempt to expose this massive government cover up which will rewrite history as we know it.

(Queue 10 second Viagra advertisement with 45 seconds of medical disclaimers, a Progressive auto insurance commercial, an All-State commercial, a GEICO commercial and 16 more commercials about upcoming shows on the History Channel)


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posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 11:53 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

*Opens popcorn*



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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They should rename this "Joke Island."



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 12:39 PM
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originally posted by: lucagt1
a reply to: Marduk

Could it be bronze? I believe due to copper content bronze deteriorates along a similar path (visually at least). Could the figure depicted be Atlas or Heracles. You can probably guess where im going here. Greek maybe?

On the other hand if the the sword on the right is Roman im clutching at straws.

You have a handful of straws
time for alcohol



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 02:03 PM
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Yeah, I just finished watching the finale.

I would bet you at this point that the gleaming metal object is a picture hook somebody on the production staff dumped down that pipe during the night.


I've never seen such a lack of scientific rigour. Across the board. Like they dig a hole in the beach, find some rotted plant material, get it dated and find out it's old. But dig a hole on any beach, and you'll find old rotted matter. They needed to find these drainage channels, and remove material from in-situ.

And has anybody even seen these alleged draining channels anyway?


I am staggered that they don't have any professional archaeologists on staff. One look at that sword and I knew it was a fake. It had a two-part mold line for heavens sake.



Anyway, the 10x tunnel is clearly a waste of time. It's a natural void in the rock. Blankenship is either a believer who wants to believe too much, or a fraudster.

But I'm really struck that after this entire year where they spent a huge amount of money doing all this work, they had precisely... zero actual evidence for anything?



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: Painterz
I am staggered that they don't have any professional archaeologists on staff. One look at that sword and I knew it was a fake. It had a two-part mold line for heavens sake.


Since its bronze/copper alloy, it would have been cast anyway, but I agree with the rest of your post. Fake artifact of dubious origin.

They need a pro archaeologist, but that would bring the dramatic narrative down to earth. Aint no body got time for that!
Why do you think they cancelled TimeTeam(Mick Aston RIP PBUH)



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: Painterz

The Blankenships will never bring in a pro archaeologist, that would end their gravy train real quick. They (and History Channel) know that the only treasure on that island comes from selling network advertising. As long as they can keep milking their viewer the better for them. It's one of the reasons they hop-scotch around the island so much, generating 'tantalizing' leads with cliffhanger episode endings, but then abandon them to focus on some other 'tantalizing lead' that in turn will also be abandoned.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:38 AM
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It's a real shame though. I'd love to see a proper investigation done. There almost certainly isn't any treasure (though I guess there might have been at some point in the past, but it's long since been found and spent), but there may be an interesting historical narrative of structures and occupation on the island.

And just to have somebody do a proper sub surface scanning surveys of the whole island would be fascinating.

I mean like in that second last episode where they're marching through the undergrowth and find a drilled stone in the undergrowth that nobody had seen before because apparently nobody has ~ever~ done a proper survey of the island.


Drifted by the facebook page for the show yesterday to see what they were saying, and sadly most of the comments were from people thinking they were doing amazing research and fantastic science. Which... made me sad.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:43 AM
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Just dig the fing hole already



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:55 AM
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originally posted by: Xeven
Just dig the fing hole already


Heres my theory:

When the Lagina Brothers first approached the Blankenships about buying some of the land and restarting the search for the treasure I think part of the deal was that the Laginas make an effort to find out whats at the bottom of 10-X before or at the same time as searching the Money Pit. I has been annoying me to no end the amount of time they have spent on 10-X until I realised it was probably part of the deal in the first place.

Ive never thought that 10-X was anything other than an underground natural cavern that the Blankenships happened to strike while searching for tunnels. Hopefully next season they can finally put 10-X to rest and get started on the Money Pit.

As to the sword: In the episode where the sword is shown in the War Room notice that someone (I think it was Rick) asked where he got the sword from. The answer was more of a fob-off and it was obvious he didn't want to mention Jovan Philyaws name. Nothing will come of the sword, it is merely a distraction from the real ob of getting down to the bottom of the Money Pit.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 03:30 PM
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There seems to be painfully little evidence that even says the Money Pit is a real thing though.

There's this story about there being logs every 10 feet, and a stone tablet, and a boobytrapped flood passage. But zero evidence that any of these things actually exist.

It all seems to be based on a story 3 teenaged boys told a couple of hundred years ago.

It's a limestone area. It'll be a sinkhole.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 03:44 PM
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originally posted by: Painterz
It all seems to be based on a story 3 teenaged boys told a couple of hundred years ago.

Sounds like quite a tall tale with little or nothing to back it up.

Yeah, there are a lot of deals going around, including the big one between the History Channel and the Laginas where they'll finance a lot of the digging as long as the guys can come up with some "historical content" to make the show fit the context of the channel. Why else fly to Europe to look at stuff you could just get photos of?

But I suppose that the Laginas are doing a kind of public service for the sorry and sad old guys on the island. Giving them a bit of retirement money for the lives they've wasted on that island chasing after an old pirate story told by a bunch of kids.
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