At the end of the second season of Treasure Quest, we were treated to a find that was an Inca sun god icon and a bunch of little llamas that might have been made of silver. All those items suggested western South America and Peru. This was proof that they had found the Treasure of the Trinity. They were jumping around yelling because their quest had been successful. We were told at the time that they were going to get their various licenses and permits renewed to finish the job.
And then… Nothing.
Now, here we are two years later. On August 24, 2018, we were given a preview of
new season of Treasure Quest where
the “team” is searching for a new treasure. But we were also treated to a recap
of season two that included the finding of that “gold” mask icon, the llamas and
the jumping around. But we were told of anything beyond that.
|Not exactly what they found, but it gives you|
an idea of the general look.
What can we make of that?
Since it has been two years, and since we’ve heard nothing about the recovery of a major treasure, and they said nothing like that at the end of the recap, it means they found nothing important beyond what was displayed at the end of season two. If I was a cynical person, I would believe that the gold Inca sun god icon wasn’t really gold. After all, one of the treasure hunters said that gold was the only metal that didn’t corrode. He said that it looked as if it had been planted the day before so it must be gold. And, I’m thinking, maybe it was planted the day before. This wouldn’t be the first “reality” show in which the producers added a little bit of excitement to boost interest, excitement and ratings.
Now, I’m not saying that happened. I’m just wondering about it because, it did seem as if they had found something really important and valuable. For the last couple of years, I have been prowling the Internet looking for any hint that they had found the Treasure of the Trinity. There has been nothing. Not even that they had sold their gold artifact for hundreds of thousands of dollars, which they had suggested might be the value of it.
My conclusion is that they didn’t find anything more. Had their artifact been that valuable, it could have paid for another expedition, especially with their success. Since that didn’t happen, and the new season’s only connection to the last two is that it is called Treasure Quest (and the one guy from the other seasons on this new one), it is clear they didn’t find the big treasure.
I have to say, “I’m not surprised.”