The Exploration for Real and Mythical Treasures in the
For half a millennium, stories of vast treasures—El Dorado,
Manoa, the Seven Cities of Cibola, the Lost Dutchman Mine—have
been part of the lore of the Americas. Long before the
Europeans set foot in the New World, myths and rumors of
fabulous wealth in distant lands, such as the kingdom of
Prester John, were told and retold so often that they... more...