July 25, 2014

Buried treasure

X Doesn't Mark the Spot: Tales of Pirate Gold, Buried Treasure, and Lost Riches
by Ed Butts

Many of these tales are just that: tales. Buried treasure was rarely found and there is no evidence that such riches even existed. All they did was to inspire some fantastical, supernatural ghost stories. The only true stories are the two about shipwrecks, which did yield sackfuls of coins and artifacts.

The jacket blurb and cover, which sports the only picture, makes this book sound more exciting than it actually is.

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