A state park allows anyone to search for diamonds, and sometimes diggers make a pricey find. Continue reading →
Historians and residents fear the ruins of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are at risk as ISIS appears to take control of the Syrian city.
Archaeologists have identified a Caribbean ship that sank in 1681, at the mouth of Panama's Chagres River.
Underwater archaeologists have solved the mystery of a sword-filled shipwreck found more than three years ago buried in the sand off the coast of Panama. Continue reading →
Marine archaeologist Barry Clifford says he has discovered silver treasure from the infamous 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd.
The newly found wreck had carried 10,000 gold coins and massive gold jewelry — a treasure estimated to be worth more than $150 million today.
The Hanneke Wrome was one of two ships that left Luebeck, Germany, for Tallinn, Estonia, on Nov. 11, 1468 loaded with gold coins and jewelry. Continue reading →
After a two-year long manhunt, federal marshals finally caught up with the most successful treasure hunter in U.S. history, Tommy Thompson.
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