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Brian wrote:

>This could push back the history of The America's by 2000 years.<

Don’t get your hopes up!

Pulitzer explained: “Some years ago, a man and his son were scalloping off Oak Island, which sees them hang rake-like object off the back of their boat. When they brought this up, the sword came up with it. The father kept it for decades, and when he died it went to his wife, then his daughter. Then when she died many years later it went to her husband.”

So, the story goes way back into the last century, just off an island that features one of the most mysterious treasure hunts of modern times, and nobody says a word until History (channel) needs to promote the next series of The Curse of Oak Island.

Furthermore, the guy is simply failing to appreciate that while it’s probably a genuine Roman sword there’s really no guarantee it was found when and where claimed.

He said mainstream historians often dismiss such finds by suggesting artifacts that do not conform to the orthodoxy must have been dropped by collectors in more modern times.

True, but that’s not the only reason they give.

“That’s how they poo-poo having to talk about it,” Pulitzer says. “But it’s a pretty blatant Roman artifact. The knee-jerk reaction was to think somebody put that sword there. It was found incredibly close to Oak Island in water only 25ft deep. But if you dropped that rare collectors’ sword overboard, wouldn’t you dive down to get it?”

Seems a pretty naive, and lame, observation to me.

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Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 2507 warrenb 17-Dec-15 17:55
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 796 Brian Patterson 17-Dec-15 18:46
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 866 gjb 18-Dec-15 12:46
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 822 warrenb 18-Dec-15 15:07
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 536 cogsworthy 06-Feb-16 18:48
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 654 Notinham 18-Dec-15 15:50
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 730 Brian Patterson 18-Dec-15 15:50
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 713 gjb 18-Dec-15 16:18
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 648 Origyptian 07-Jan-16 19:04
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 596 Ulrich 23-Jan-16 18:44
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 477 Ulrich 09-Feb-16 18:58
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 476 carolb 09-Feb-16 19:01
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 453 Ulrich 09-Feb-16 19:19
Floridian Twin or Italian Triplet? 1228 Dr. Troglodyte 18-Dec-15 16:43
Re: Floridian Twin or Italian Triplet? 718 gjb 18-Dec-15 17:04
Ever just wonder WHY -->> 609 stubhead 14-Jan-16 15:17
Re: Floridian Twin or Italian Triplet? 446 Ulrich 23-Jan-16 18:31
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 779 Yourconscience 15-Jan-16 16:01
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 477 Ulrich 23-Jan-16 18:25
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 436 Yourconscience 08-Feb-16 16:47
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 979 AWSX 24-Jan-16 17:01
Dr. Brosseau’s Analysis Summary 587 Dr. Troglodyte 25-Jan-16 23:25
Re: Dr. Brosseau’s Analysis Summary 508 Brian Patterson 26-Jan-16 00:07
Re: Dr. Brosseau’s Analysis Summary 592 Ulrich 26-Jan-16 00:38
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 518 Pete Vanderzwet 09-Feb-16 18:40
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 510 Ulrich 09-Feb-16 19:04
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 416 Dr. Troglodyte 09-Feb-16 19:23
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 502 Ulrich 09-Feb-16 19:28
Re: Oak Island Latest Discovery - Well Preserved Roman Sword 578 Dr. Troglodyte 09-Feb-16 21:14
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