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Each week, a new story or roundtable talk about lost artifacts, paintings, locations, and treasures. Who created them? Who lost them? And where might we find them again?

Relic: The Lost Treasure Podcast Maxwell

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Each week, a new story or roundtable talk about lost artifacts, paintings, locations, and treasures. Who created them? Who lost them? And where might we find them again?

    Episode 51 – The Fate of Atlantis

    Episode 51 – The Fate of Atlantis

    Part 2/2

    If Atlantis really existed, then where might it be located today? Separating legend from plausibility, this is the question archaeologists and scientists have asked themselves. Was Atlantis a misidentified civilization destroyed by disaster? Or did the lost empire precede written history?

    Music by Derek Fiechter and Purple Planet

    • 28 min
    Episode 50 – The Lost Empire

    Episode 50 – The Lost Empire

    “In a single day and night of misfortune…the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea.” It is perhaps one of the most famous lines of dialogue attributed to a lost treasure, but the stories behind the Lost City of Atlantis are as vast as the ocean where it presumably lies. In celebration of Relic’s 50th episode, Part 1 of 2 in our deep dive into the Antlantean legacy. First, what basis is there to the legend, if any?

    Music by Derek Fiechter and Purple Planet

    • 37 min
    Bonus Episode – The Winter Egg

    Bonus Episode – The Winter Egg

    As thanks for the generous donations on Patreon this past month, I wanted to express my gratitude with another Faberge Egg story.

    Oh, and until June 2020, all Patreon episodes are free. Check them out at Patreon.com/Relic

    • 7 min
    Episode 49 – Easter Egg Hunt

    Episode 49 – Easter Egg Hunt

    Firstly, thank you to all who donated to the Relic Patreon over the course of the last month. It was a huge help during this period of uncertainty! I will be releasing a bonus episode this upcoming week that will include a shout-out.

    The Faberge Eggs are pinnacles of luxury. Jewel encrusted and carved from precious metals, the Eggs were the treasures of the last Romanov Tsars…until 300 years of monarchical rule was toppled by the Russian Revolution. Though most of the Eggs were sold and auctioned off over the years, six remain missing. However, lost eggs have resurfaced before, and in unlikely places…

    Niklas Drude – Korobeiniki © CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b

    Additional music from MusOpen

    Special research thanks to Mieke’s Faberge Eggs

    Patreon.com/Relic

    • 36 min
    The Trove – Episode 7: March 36th, 2020

    The Trove – Episode 7: March 36th, 2020

    Matzo ball soap. Swimming pool cakes. Cafe Bustelo.

    Time is meaningless.

    Also…

    Mammoth facts, and creepy places made out of Mammoth Bones.

    An unearthed trading port with an interesting commodity (and irritating infrastructure)

    Weird swords in ancient monasteries, and the secrets they hold.

    And the oldest substance in the solar system discovered in the middle of nowhere.

    Courtney @DomesticPodcast  / https://linktr.ee/thecultofdomesticity

    Max @Losttreasurepod  / Patreon.com/Relic

    • 40 min
    Episode 48 – The Poison Violin

    Episode 48 – The Poison Violin

    A Relic “Whodunnit?” Erica Morini was considered the greatest violinist of the 20th century, thanks in part due to her mastery of the priceless Stradivarius violin. By the end of her life, Morini was a former shell of herself, and the violin she once played remained unsecured in her increasingly disheveled apartment. In 1995, her treasured instrument was stolen. The culprits? Her closest friends and family, all who had motives of their own…

    A bulk of the research for this episode comes from Amy Dickinson’s article “The Case of the Stolen Stradivarius.”

    Patreon.com/Relic

    Note on audio: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, episodes of Relic are being recorded in my house until studio access resumes. Please bear with the slightly different sound quality while we make adjustments.

    Music from MusOpen

    • 31 min

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Fascinating

Fascinating stories, well written and well narrated. Great for fans of historical mystery and adventure. Thank you Maxwell, I love your work!

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Unique and fun!

Great concept for a show. You could say it’s a real... treasure...

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History has always been a bit of a struggle for me but this podcast makes it humourous and entertaining! Perfectly balanced and so fun to listen to!

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