Mysteries of the Past

Season 1 Episode 8

Civil War Gold

Aired Unknown Apr 28, 2004 on National Geographic
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Civil War Gold
Hidden beneath the crushing depths of the Atlantic Ocean are the remains of the fabled steamship S.S. Republic - and a staggering fortune in gold and silver coins. Sunk by ferocious hurricane in 1865, the Republic and its amazing cargo of gold and artifacts offer a remarkable glimpse into the history of America immediately after the Civil War. Now, in an extraordinary combination of high-tech archaeology and high-risk undersea salvage, join the adventurers who set out on a 12-year quest to unlock the secrets of this legendary lost ship. With stunning deep-sea photography and vivid recreations based on survivors' personal accounts, it's a breathtaking journey in search of Civil War Gold!moreless

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