The Skripal Affair: The Questions That Must Be Answered

You don’t have to be a supporter of Vladimir Putin or the regime in Russia to realise that the ongoing narrative surrounding the poisonings of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, plus the subsequent poisoning of Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess, raises a great many questions. Despite confident and assured insistence by the British government, backed by the United…

The Mysteries of Oak Island: The Coins of Oak Island

Could it be? an article? about Oak Island? It most certainly is, and it doesn’t mention Aztecs or Phoenicians once! Over the many years searching, a number of artefacts have been found during digs and excavations at the fabled Oak Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, the site of the legendary “Money Pit.” A number of…

Lost Treasure: Teddy Tucker and Tucker’s Cross

Considered the most valuable single object ever recovered from a shipwreck, Tucker’s Cross is an emerald studded, 22 carat gold cross that was recovered by noted diver and explorer Teddy Tucker from what is believed to be the wreck of the San Pedro, a Spanish treasure galleon sunk in 1594. In 1975 it was discovered…

Lost Treasure: The Florentine Diamond of the Medici

Formerly one of the Crown Jewels of Austria and the prize of the Medici Family, the Florentine Diamond is a nine-sided 126-facet double rose cut diamond, a diamond that has been at the centre of death and mayhem for many of the (un)fortunate few who have owned it. Also known as the Tuscany Diamond, the…