NOVA SCOTIA ‑ A Roman shipwreck dating 1000 years before Columbus, was found just off of Oak Island in Nova Scotia recently, which could change the history books.
The Lagina brothers, Rick and Marty, set out to get to the bottom of the “Money Pit” legend, and filmed every step of their investigation. They packaged it into a television program for the History Channel, as “The Curse of Oak Island”.
For three seasons they have been baiting the television audience with scant discoveries and sometimes wild theories about who dug the highly sophisticated series of pits, tunnels and booby-traps on this small Nova Scotia island and what may still be hidden there.
This time, if true, something of major significance has been brought to light that confuses the timelines of popular history regarding the first Eurasians to have set foot on what is now North America and adds yet another theory of who may have hidden what on Oak Island, and when.
The sword was actually hauled up in a fishing net several years ago, but the owner was afraid to make the find public due to strict regulations and laws of Nova Scotia.
Since the death of the original finder, the family decided to make the find known to the Lagina brothers.
A known shipwreck, which has never been fully researched, is near the site where the ceremonial sword was hauled up and subsequent cursory research has concluded that the wreck is probably Roman.
Lead researcher and historic investigator, J. Hutton Pulitzer, and a team from the Ancient Artifact Preservation Society, have studied the find and have written a paper which will be published in full in January, 2016.
If this proves to be true it could have a significant impact on the history of North America and even the world. It seems that historians are still struggling with the evidence of the Norse Viking visitation the Americas in the 10th century let alone an ancient Roman expedition an entire millennium before.
The long line of disappointed treasure hunters is most recently occupied by the Lagina brothers for the History Channel’s TV series.
Is the discovery of the Roman sword just another carrot in front of the noses of serious researchers and investors, or is it a publicity stunt to boost ratings for the TV show? Who knows for sure.