Genghis Khan created the largest contiguous land empire the world has ever known, and for a time, he was the richest, most powerful man on earth. His treasury contained the pillaged wealth of China, India and Russia combined… So, when he died, where did all his treasure go?
The mysterious money pit has guarded its secret contents tenaciously despite two centuries of determined efforts to unearth it.
Through-out history scores of treasure hunters, archeologists and biblical scholars have been obsessed with finding the Ark of the Covenant – so, what’s so special about this little box?
On September 4, 1622 the Tierra Firme flota of twenty-eight ships left Havana bound for Spain with one of the richest new world cargoes ever assembled; silver from Peru and Mexico, gold and emeralds from Colombia and pearls from Venezuela.
Months before Maximilian’s execution he sent what was left of his personal fortune in Spanish, Austrian and American gold coin, gold and silver plate, and jewelry back to Austria. The fortune never made it out of Texas, or so the story goes…
There’s been much speculation about what the Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar consisted of – The Ark of the Covenant, massive hordes of gold from King Solomon’s Mines, or ancient texts revealing secret knowledge or the Holy Grail have all been suggested.