Exploration mysteries

Olivier Levasseur

Exploration Mysteries: The Treasure of Olivier Levasseur

The Golden Age of Piracy (1650-1730) was a tumultuous...
Diving the wreck of the Erebus

Leather Journal Among New Artifacts Discovered at HMS Erebus Wreck

When the sailors of HMS Erebus abandoned her to...
Patagonia lake and mountains

Exploration Mysteries: Ciudad de los Cesares

The Ciudad de los Cesares has meandered in and...
Pueblos in Taos Pueblo. Small, simple brown houses in front of the mountains.

Exploration Mysteries: The Disappearance of the Ancestral Puebloans

The Ancestral Puebloans (or Anasazi) were ancient pre-Columbian people...
The Arabian Desert at sunset

Exploration Mysteries: Iram of the Pillars

Both the Qur'an and later sources mention a mysterious...
MV Joyita abandoned and adrift

Exploration Mysteries: MV Joyita

Many call it the Mary Celeste of the Pacific....
Green statue face

Exploration Mysteries: Collapse of the Moche

The Moche civilization lived in northern Peru from 100...
misty, dark Brazilian jungle

Exploration Mysteries: Hoer Verde

Some consider it a modern Roanoke. Others say that...
liquid mercury spilling on table

Exploration Mysteries: Mercury Rivers

Today, we know that mercury is one of the...
rubber stamp that says Fake

Why Did They Do It? Six Archaeological Forgeries and the People Behind Them

Exploration has always attracted a certain amount of fraud....
A vintage trading card of Captain Misson

Exploration Mysteries: Libertatia

In the 17th century, word spread of a pirate...
The sun sets over Alaskan mountains, making a beautiful orange glow.

Exploration Mysteries: Alaskan Disappearances

Alaska has the highest rate of disappearances in the...
a view of stormy cliffs and water in Cardigan Bay, Wales

Does Medieval Map Reveal Location of Wales’ Sunken Atlantis?

New research has revealed evidence of two lost islands...
An illustration of three sail boats with West-African patterned sails.

Exploration Mysteries: An Early African Voyage to the Americas?

Fourteenth-century Malian ruler Mansa Musa was possibly the richest...
Harold Bell Lasseter in a military uniform

Exploration Mysteries: Lasseter’s Reef

Harold Bell Lasseter was an odd character. People described...
how did chris mccandless die

Studying The Swollen Stream that Killed Chris McCandless of ‘Into The Wild’

A university study offers new information on one of...

Found: Complete DNA of Pompeii Man Who Died 2,000 Years Ago

Improvements in DNA analysis have once again allowed archaeologists...

Newcomer’s Guide: Stonehenge

Stonehenge is perhaps the most iconic landmark in Britain...
Shackleton Endurance Ship discovered

Another Famous Polar Ship Found! Shackleton’s Endurance in Prime Condition

After 107 years, the mystery of where in Antarctic...

Exploration Mysteries: The Disappearance of Joshua Slocum

From 1892-1895, Joshua Slocum became the first person to...

Exploration Mysteries: Oak Island Treasure

Buried treasure nowadays sounds like just a kid's story....

Recent Buried and Sunken Treasure and What Happens to It

“That belongs in a museum!” Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones...

Exploration Mysteries: Bennington Disappearances

Southwestern Vermont is known for its bucolic setting, but...

Newcomers’ Guide: The Yeti

The Yeti, it seems, has shown its elusive head,...

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