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Jesuit treasure map and Nazi lair on Treasure Quest: Snake Island

Mehgan Heaney-Grier investigates a possible Jesuit chamber on tonight's Treasure Quest: Snake Island
Mehgan Heaney-Grier searches a possible Jesuit chamber on tonight’s Treasure Quest: Snake Island

On tonight’s Treasure Quest: Snake Island, the hunt for $400million of Inca gold continues as the team uncover a possible Jesuit treasure map and a probable Nazi compound deep in the jungle.

After leaving Snake Island off the coast of Brazil empty handed at the end of last season, the team are now hot on the trail of new clues in other parts of South America.

And tonight they stumble across new leads in the Argentinian jungle — including what they think is a Jesuit treasure map.

The possible Jesuit treasure map which the team uncover during their search
The possible Jesuit treasure map which the team uncover during their search

Throughout the 1700s the Jesuits and Guarani were custodians of the sought-after Treasure of the Trinity which the team are trying to find.

And to keep it hidden, they used to move it around from place to place to stop others uncovering it.

Tonight the team led by Jeremy Whalen and Cork Graham stumble across ruins which include a chamber big enough to hold the lucrative haul.

And when they scratch under the surface of the top soil they uncover markings on rock which appear to reveal some sort of map.

Meanwhile, on their way to the Santa Ana mission, they also uncover evidence that Nazis may have used one particular compound as a lair after fleeing Germany for South America following the end of WWII.

In a similar find to that in the the latest episode of Hunting Hitler on History, the team uncover what they believe to be a former Nazi compound.

Using metal detectors they scour the ruins and uncover coins — including one bearing a Swastika.

The coin the team find which suggests the Nazis used the building as a compound
The coin the team finds which suggests the Nazis used the building as a compound

Their local guide tells them it is “not a real surprise” to him. After the end of the Second World War, lots of prominent Nazis fled to South America.

Argentina’s pro-fascist Government is thought to have given shelter to more than 5,000 Nazis, but some are said to have gone into hiding in the country’s jungles when locals found out who they were.

Treasure Quest: Snake Island airs Fridays at 10/9c on Discovery.

 


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