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100 Things You Will Never Find
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What happened to Amelia Earhart's aeroplane, Van Gogh's painting of Dr Gachet and the crew of the Mary Celeste? This fascinating book unlocks the world's lost property cupboard and sifts through buried treasure, mysterious disappearances and unknown locations, examining the evidence - and the conspiracy theories - surrounding the world's most legendary lost objects. Who erased the Nixon tapes? Did Captain Kidd really bury his treasure on Rhode Island? Is Lord Lucan still alive? Ranging from a single gemstone (the Great Mogul Diamond) to hoards of jewels (treasure of the Knights Templar), and from a single man (Australian prime minister Harold Holt) to swathes of people (the Lost Army of Cambyses), via Shergar the stolen horse, the top secret recipe for KFC, the fifth spy in the 'Cambridge Five', the much-coveted Holy Grail and the sunken Tybee Island Bomb, Dan Smith shines a torch into the darkest theories and examines the hidden truth. A fascinating catalogue of lost things, 100 Things You Will Never Find will take you on a unique quest around the globe and across the centuries, searching for the legendary items that have inspired generations of explorers, scientists and storytellers alike. Contents include: Amelia Earhart's Aeroplane, Muhammed Ali's Gold Medal, Loch Ness Monster, Log of Columbus's First Voyage, Google's Search Algorithms, Atlantis, Missing Apollo II Tapes, Montezuma's Treasure, Lord Lucan, Final Panels of the Bayeux Tapestry, Formula for WD-40, Hemingway's Lost Manuscripts, Jules Rimet Trophy, Lost City of Z, Raoul Wallenberg, Missing Nixon Tapes, Lord Byron's Memoirs and a Complete Dodo Skeleton.
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Introduction. The Romanov Imperial Easter Eggs. Amelia Earhart's aeroplane. Lost fossils of the Bone Wars. The Davidoff-Morini Stradivarius. Recipe for Chartreuse. JFK's brain. The Story of the Kelly Gang. Loch Ness Monster. Roanoke Colony. Paititi. Holy Grail. Franklin's lost fleet. Shakespeare's Love's Labours Won. Raoul Wallenberg. A translation of the Cascajal block. Hangar 18. Treasure of the Knights Templar. The Mahogany Ship. Pythagoras's complete works. Jules Rimet Trophy. King John's crown jewels. Score of Thespis. Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi. Pi-Ramesse. Beagle 2. Blackbeard's Treasure. Tybee Island bomb. Kitezh. British Guinea 1c Magenta. Mozart and Salieri's Per la recuperate salute di Ophelia. The Great Mogul Diamond. Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine. Final panels of the Bayeux Tapestry. KFC's original recipe. HMS Hussar. Treasure of the Awa Maru. Wright Brothers' patent for a flying machine. Buddhas of Bamiyan. Library of Alexandria. The victims of Korean Air Lines Flight 007. The second book of Aristotle's Poetics. The San Miguel. Official files on the Rendlesham Forest Incident. Log of Columbus's First Voyage. Flight 19. Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Reimerswaal. The thylacine. Hemingway's lost manuscripts. Oliver Cromwell's head. The Fifth Man. The maharaja's lost treasure. Shergar. D.B. Cooper. A complete dodo skeleton. Formula for WD-40. Book of the Wars of the Lord. Vineta. Tomb of Nefertiti. Golden Plates of Mormonism. The identity of Beethoven's Immortal Beloved. Q Source. Flor de la Mar treasure. Lost Tribes of Israel. USS Cyclops. Hidden Bourbon treasure. Lost city of Z. Peacock Throne. The real King Arthur. Leonardo's Battle of Anghiari. King Solomon's Mines. Kruger's millions. Gene Roddenberry's ashes. The production process for Damascus steel. Sindia treasure. Atlantis. The missing Apollo 11 tapes. Ark of the Covenant. Lost army of Cambyses. Captain Kidd's treasure. The bones of the Peking Man. Montezuma's treasure. The solution to the Beale Ciphers. MV Lyubov Orlova. Harold Holt. The treasure of submarine I-52. Maxberg Archaeopteryx. Remains of the Colossus of Rhodes. Lord Lucan. El Dorado. Crew of the Mary Celeste. Treasure of the Copper Scroll. Lord Byron's memoirs. Boudicca's grave. Google's search algorithm. Formula for Greek Fire. Muhammed Ali's gold medal. Van Gogh's Portrait of Dr Gachet. Lost works of Nikola Tesla. The missing Nixon tapes. Index. Acknowledgements.

About the Author

Daniel Smith (Author) Daniel Smith is an author and researcher. His books include 100 Places You Will Never Visit and three further titles in the same series, as well as The Sherlock Holmes Companion and a history of the Second World War Dig for Victory campaign. Daniel is also a long-time contributor to The Statesman's Yearbook, an annual geopolitical guide to the countries of the world. He lives in London.

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