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A British explorer is heading to a deserted Pacific “treasure island” where nineteenth century pirates are said to have stashed a multi million pound hoard of gold, silver and jewellery stolen from the Spanish.
Shaun Whitehead is leading an archaeological expedition to Cocos Island, the supposed hiding place of the “Treasure of Lima” – one of the world’s most fabled missing treasures.
The haul – said to be worth £160 million – was stolen by a British trader, Captain William Thompson, in 1820 after he was entrusted to transport it from Peru to Mexico. link
One of my personal favourites, and I've offered comment on Oak Island elsewhere on this site.
Originally posted by PerfectAnomoly
interesting story this though... reminds me on "the money pit".... another apparent stash of pirate treasure seemingly cunningly concealed....