Raiders of the Lost Past

The Mystery of Thomas Beale's Treasure

Series 3 - Episode 2 The Mystery of Thomas Beale's Treasure

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Summary

Documentary highlighting the search for treasures believed to have been buried by Thomas Beale in Colorado's Blue Ridge Mountains, and the mission by brothers Clayton and George Hart in 1897 to crack the ciphers left by Beale that allegedly reveal the location of the hoard. However, the siblings never solved the code, and a century later many question whether the story of Beale's treasure is just an elaborate hoax.
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