So you have decided to give up the rat race for the life of an international treasure hunter, but you are not quite sure where to start. Well then, this book is for you! Fortune and Glory tells you all you need to know in order to set off on an epic quest for the great lost treasures of history. Starting with a quick exploration of the history of treasure hunting and a look at the gear that you will need, it then delves into a survey of the 'lost' treasures that are out there just waiting to be claimed. Continent by continent, the book covers the legends of hidden locations like El Dorado and King Solomon's Mines, as well as covering the most illustrious lost artifacts such as the Holy Grail, the Hanjo Masamune, and the Irish Crown Jewels. If your interest lies with the loot rather than the history, the book also discusses Nazi gold, pirate treasure, and the treasure hordes of the Copper Scrolls. This book is your first step towards becoming the pistol-toting, fedora-wearing international tomb robber and treasure hunter you've always dreamt of being!
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Table of Contents
Introduction /Why Search for Lost Treasures? /A Brief History of Treasure Hunting /How to Search for Lost Treasure /Necessary Clothing, Equipment, and Vaccinations /The Treasures – Africa: King Solomon's Mines, The Sanctuary of Thoth /The Treasures – Asia: Kusanagi, Peking Man, The Hanjo Masamune /The Treasures – The Americas: El Dorado, Blackbeard's Treasure, The Oak Island Pit Treasure, Crystal Skulls /The Treasures – Europe: Excalibur, The Holy Grail, The Templar Treasure, Dracula's Treasure, The Amber Room, Nazi Gold /The Treasures – Middle East: Noah's Ark, The Ark of the Covenant, Treasures of the Copper Scrolls /Ten Books Worth Hunting /Ten Movies Worth Watching /Games Worth Playing /Bibliography