Tag Archives: Africa

Episode 53 – The Dreams of Solomon

For over 2,000 years, treasure hunters the world over have searched for the legendary gold mines of the Biblical King Solomon. Leads were few and far between, until an adventure novel spawned a renewed interest in the missing mines, with a focus on several possible locations in Ethiopia. Is there any basis to the story at all, or were a series of unrelated treasures merely conflated with the Biblical legend?


Trouble With Tribals by Kevin MacLeod
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Adding The Sun by Kevin MacLeod
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Desert City by Kevin MacLeod
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Firebrand by Kevin MacLeod
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Bumba Crossing by Kevin MacLeod
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Artifact by Kevin MacLeod
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Accralate by Kevin MacLeod
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Infados by Kevin MacLeod
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River Fire by Kevin MacLeod
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Temple of the Manes by Kevin MacLeod
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Return of the Mummy by Kevin MacLeod
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Mystery Bazaar by Kevin MacLeod
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Episode 52 – It Belongs in a Museum! – Lost Libraries

Special guest: author and podcaster Moxie LaBouche, host of “Your Brain on Facts“.

In this episode, we tackle two great literary losses: The Library of Alexandria and The Library of Ivan The Terrible.

Check out Moxie’s book here!

Episode 37 – A Feast for Anubis

In 1922, the Carver expedition went to Egypt and discovered King Tutankhamen’s tomb, sending the world into an Egyptology frenzy. Haunting the publicity were rumors that a curse had been unleashed as well. What are the origins of the Curse of the Pharaoh’s and are more Pharaohs waiting to be unearthed?

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Episode 10 – City of Black Sails

For all of the lore surrounding history’s legendary pirates, not much is known about their lives on land. According to the same book that first introduced the world to pirate mythology, a chance encounter at sea led to the establishment of a democratic pirate republic in a hidden cove off the Madagascar coast. When a team of pirate captains pulled off the biggest heist in the golden age of piracy, it was said that they took refuge here. To this day, the treasure of the Gunsway Heist and the pirate hideaway of Libertalia has never been found.

Music by Derek Fiechter. Sample from Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.”

Research shout-out to Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Episode 4 – The Rule of the Rain Queens

The Rain Queens were the last women-ruled monarchy in all of Africa, and were said to wield the power over the weather. Since the 1800s, they presided over their territory in South Africa, until their last queen, Mokobo Constance Modjadji  VI, died under mysterious circumstances. What befell Modjadji VI? And will the title of The Rain Queen ever be restored?

Theme by Devin. Music from Derek Fiechter, Purple Planet, and Kevin MacLeod. “Shosholoza” performed by the Drakensberg Boys Choir.