Rogue History

The Truth About Hunting for Pirate Treasure

Episode 8 | 9m 50s  | Video has closed captioning.

From movies like “The Goonies” to TV shows like “PAW Patrol,” we’re obsessed with the idea of finding a pirate’s lost treasure. Did pirates actually hide their treasure? And what makes something a treasure anyway? Maritime archaeologist Joel Cook unearths the unsettling truth behind treasure hunters and explains their complicated role in modern archaeology.

Aired: 04/27/23

Rating: NR


Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning