Expedition Unknown: Captain Morgan Pictures

Josh joins a team of archaeologists in Panama as they search for the Satisfaction, the sunken flagship of infamous pirate Captain Morgan.

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Ready to Fly

Ready to Fly

Josh stands with treasure hunter Mike Evans in front of a small prop plane that will take them high above the forests of Bedford, VA, where they hope to locate the hidden Beale treasure. It’s said that sometime between 1819 and 1821, Thomas Jefferson Beale buried a treasure somewhere near present-day Bedford County. 960 1280

  

The Grand Masonic Temple

The Grand Masonic Temple

The Grand Masonic Temple in Philadelphia, where, in his search for the Beale treasure, Josh learns about James Ward and his Masonic past. It’s believed by some that Beale never really existed and in actuality was Ward. 960 1280

  

Looking for Artifacts

Looking for Artifacts

Josh strolls through a museum looking at artifacts from America’s Founding Fathers as he tries to validate the Beale treasure. 960 1280

  

National Cryptologic Museum

National Cryptologic Museum

Josh heads to the National Cryptologic Museum in Annapolis Junction, MD, to learn about ciphers and cipher technology from the 1500s to the present. 960 1280

  

Breaking the Code

Breaking the Code

Josh attempts to break a code at the cryptology museum, much like treasure hunters did with the Beale ciphers from the 1800s. 960 1280

  

Beale Papers Pamphlet

Beale Papers Pamphlet

The cover of an original copy of the Beale Papers pamphlet on display at the Bedford Museum in Virginia. The pamphlet was published in the 19th century and contains 3 numerical ciphers, which supposedly reveal the location of Thomas Beale's hidden treasure. 960 1280

  

Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is said to be the key to solving the second cipher in the Beale Papers, which provides a description of the treasure. 960 1280

  

Cipher No. 3

Cipher No. 3

A look at an original copy of Cipher No. 3 in the Beale Papers, which, once decoded, will list the names, residences and next of kin of the treasure’s owners. 960 1280

  

Talking National Security

Talking National Security

Josh speaks with Todd Mateer, a cryptanalyst from the National Security Agency who developed a program to analyze the Beale ciphers. 960 1280

  

Catawba Murder Hole Map

Catawba Murder Hole Map

Josh goes with Beale treasure hunter Justin Cannady deep into the Catawba Murder Hole in search of relics and treasures. 960 1280

  

Rappelling in Virginia

Rappelling in Virginia

Josh is seen rappelling deep into the cave in the forests of Virginia in his search for the buried treasure described in the Beale Papers. 960 1280

  

Exploring Cancun

Exploring Cancun

Before Josh begins his investigation into the downfall of the Mayan Empire, he explores some of the best beaches Mexico has to offer. 960 1280

  

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

Josh stands in front of El Castillo, the central pyramid of Chichen Itza in Mexico. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this pre-Columbian city built by the Mayans is also the second-most-visited archaeological site in the country. 960 1280

  

Floating in a Cenote

Floating in a Cenote

Josh poses with his crew while floating in a flooded cenote in Tulum, Mexico. There are more than 6,000 cenotes discovered in Mexico, accounting for over 1,000 miles worth of tunnels, with an estimated 10,000 miles of tunnels yet to be found. 960 1280

  

Josh Gates and Jovana Jimenez

Josh Gates and Jovana Jimenez

The next morning, Josh meets with Jovana Jimenez, an archaeologist who specializes in cenotes. She takes Josh into a cenote where he gets to see stalactite formations that are millions of years old. 960 1280

  

A Ghoulish Makeover

A Ghoulish Makeover

After leaving the ruins of Coba, Josh heads back to Tulum, where he takes part in the annual Day of the Dead festival by getting a ghoulish makeover. 960 1280

  

Sampling the Local Cuisine

Sampling the Local Cuisine

Josh gets in the spirit by dancing in the streets with some locals and sampling the region’s delicacies. 960 1280

  

Day of the Dead Festival

Day of the Dead Festival

After enjoying some of the local cuisine, Josh poses with a friendly yet scary Mexican at the Day of the Dead festival. 960 1280

  

Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle

A look at the beautiful and majestic Matsumoto Castle in Japan, where Josh is searching for the Honjo Masamune sword. 960 1280

  

Authentic Masamune Sword

Authentic Masamune Sword

Josh admires an authentic Masamune-made sword at the home of an antique sword collector in Japan. Masamune is widely regarded as one of Japan’s best swordmakers. 960 1280

  

‪Senso-ji Buddhist Shrine

‪Senso-ji Buddhist Shrine

A unique look at the ‪Senso-ji Buddhist shrine in Tokyo. Built to honor the goddess of mercy, Senso-ji is Tokyo’s oldest temple. 960 1280

  

Japanese Macaques

Japanese Macaques

These monkeys, called Japanese macaques, thrive high up in the snowy mountains of Nagano, Japan, by lounging in volcanic hot springs that help mitigate the cold. 960 1280

  

Shrine on Mount Togakushi

Shrine on Mount Togakushi

While in Japan to search for the legendary Honjo Masamune sword, Josh treks up to the shrine on Mount Togakushi, where the sword may be residing. 960 1280

  

Samurai Sparring

Samurai Sparring

Josh's sensei and his student spar for Josh so he can learn the ways of the samurai. 960 1280

  

Japanese Cemetery

Japanese Cemetery

A look at a serene, beautiful, ancient Japanese cemetery in Tokyo. 960 1280

  

Robot Restaurant

Robot Restaurant

Josh takes viewers to many exotic — and unique — locales, including this "robot bar" in Tokyo. 960 1280

  

DJ Josh Gates

DJ Josh Gates

While at the robot bar, Josh poses with the robot DJ as he gets into the spirit of the night. 960 1280

  

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