Treasures Decoded

Treasures Decoded

Blackbeard's Ship
Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  November 23, 2017

Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. Off the coast of North Carolina, nautical archaeologists, historians and scientists study the artefacts of a 300-year-old shipwreck. Positively identified as Blackbeard's flagship, our investigators set about to uncover what the ship's remains can tell us about history's most notorious pirate.

Examine the treasures of antiquity: the Great Pyramid, the Easter Island Heads, the Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, the Ark of the Covenant and the Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. Off the coast of North Carolina, nautical archaeologists, historians and scientists study the artefacts of a 300-year-old shipwreck. Positively identified as Blackbeard's flagship, our investigators set about to uncover what the ship's remains can tell us about history's most notorious pirate.

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