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The Oak Island Mystery: The Secret of the World's Greatest Treasure Hunt

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It began innocently enough ... in 1795 three boys discovered the top of an acient shaft on uninhabited Oak Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. The boys began to dig, and what they uncovered started the world's greatest and stangest treasure hunt. Two hundred years of courage, back-breaking effort, ingenuity, and engineering skills have so far failed to retrieve what is conc ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 25th 1996 by Dundurn
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Tokoro
Sep 20, 2013 Tokoro rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Research assistants, engineers, lovers of enigmas/mysteries/alternative history
I picked this up thinking it would be a grea, exciting romp, but what I got instead was much better! I'm no Erik Graff but I found these authors to be able researchers, weighing all the possibilities fairly and cogently (not jumping to conclusions because of an exciting or preferred explanation), and describing the progress of the expeditions very well with an admirable precision. The association of the Old Testament's Melchizedek with the scribe of the Egyptian gods, Thoth and the clarification ...more
Laurie
Sep 06, 2013 Laurie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Katrine
Very much in the style of Ancient Aliens TV show... "What if so and so stopped and buried treasure here" and "what if the Templars stopped here" Oak Island is in Nova Scotia so of course I had to read it.

I LOVED IT!!! I want to read more.

P.S. I love Ancient Aliens and Georgio's hair....
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