Expedition Unknown: Sword of Power Pictures

Josh searches through various ancient shrines in Japan looking for the mystical Honjo Masamune sword.

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Looking Out Over Norway

Looking Out Over Norway

Josh takes in the view from atop Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, while he searches for the mythical Viking sunstone. 960 1280

  

Nidaros Cathedral

Nidaros Cathedral

This is the glorious Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. The cathedral is said to be the final resting place of Viking King St. Olaf, who is rumored to have a treasured sunstone buried with him. 960 1280

  

Inside Nidaros Cathedral

Inside Nidaros Cathedral

Josh stands in front of the beautiful, gothic architecture, Nidaros Cathedral. 960 1280

  

Sampling the Local Cuisine

Sampling the Local Cuisine

Before embarking on his quest for the elusive Viking sunstone, Josh sits in a small diner to sample Norway’s local cuisine and wine. 960 1280

  

Searching Catacombs

Searching Catacombs

Josh and church official Ingrid Tesli search the catacombs under Nidaros Cathedral for the unmarked tomb of King Olaf. 960 1280

  

Authentic Viking Hall

Authentic Viking Hall

During his journey across Norway, Josh stops at Migrad, an authentic Viking hall. People welcomed him with open arms on his quest to find a Viking sunstone. 960 1280

  

Feeling Like a Viking

Feeling Like a Viking

Josh is decked out in full Viking garb -- along with his companion craftsman Gyra -- as he gets ready to climb aboard an authentic Viking vessel in Oslo, Norway. 960 1280

  

Osseburg Viking Ship

Osseburg Viking Ship

Located inside the Viking Museum in Oslo, Norway, the Osseburg Viking ship was discovered completely intact. These vessels carried the Vikings across the Atlantic and throughout Europe. 960 1280

  

Looking for Calcite Crystals

Looking for Calcite Crystals

Josh and his guide, Christian Berg, repel deep into an abandoned mine in Kongsberg, Norway, in search of calcite crystal to test the sunstone myth. 960 1280

  

Sailing Down Chagres River

Sailing Down Chagres River

On Travel Channel's Expedition Unknown, host Josh Gates stands on a canoe during his journey down the Chagres River in Panama while retracing the steps of Captain Morgan. The twice-dammed river is the largest in the Panama Canal watershed. 960 1280

  

Portobelo

Portobelo

Portobelo was founded in 1597 and reportedly named by Christopher Columbus. Its fort was destroyed in the mid-18th century, during the War of Jenkins’ Ear. 960 1280

  

Meeting With the Embera

Meeting With the Embera

While in the village of the local Embera Indians in Panama, Josh stops to get a ceremonial tattoo before continuing his journey. 960 1280

  

Panama Canal Railway

Panama Canal Railway

When you want to get from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean quickly in Panama, take the famous Panama Canal Railway, which runs alongside the enormous canal. 960 1280

  

Miraflores Locks

Miraflores Locks

Josh poses on the Miraflores Locks as a cargo ship passes through the Panama Canal. Miraflores is 1 of 3 locks on the waterway. 960 1280

  

Lajas Reef

Lajas Reef

Josh and underwater archaeologist Fritz Hanselmann discuss the possibility of Captain Morgan's flagship being on the floor of the Lajas Reef in Panama. 960 1280

  

Searching the Seafloor

Searching the Seafloor

Joined by Fritz, Josh searches the seafloor of the Lajas Reef in Panama in hopes of finding clues to the wreckage of Captain Morgan's Satisfaction. 960 1280

  

Rising to the Surface

Rising to the Surface

After spending a few hours searching the seafloor for clues, Josh and Fritz rise to the surface to regroup. 960 1280

  

Panama Viejo

Panama Viejo

The former capital of Panama, Panama Viejo is the oldest part of the city and was very important to Captain Morgan’s raid. 960 1280

  

Transporting a Treasure Chest

Transporting a Treasure Chest

Josh helps Fritz's team transport the chest they found in a shipwreck on the seafloor, which they hope holds clues to the whereabouts of Captain Morgan’s lost flagship. 960 1280

  

Nazca Desert

Nazca Desert

Josh Gates stands with a Nazca expert named Mario, who teaches him how to make his own Nazca Line in the Peruvian desert. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Nazca Desert is covered in ancient works of art etched into the sand, called geoglyphs. 960 1280

  

Cahuachi Temple

Cahuachi Temple

One of several temples in Cahuachi, which acts as a Nazca religious site in the middle of the desert and offers breathtaking views of the vast surroundings. 960 1280

  

Trophy Heads

Trophy Heads

A look at trophy heads in the Paracas History Museum in Peru — the perfect place to learn more about the mysterious people who may have created the Nazca Lines. 960 1280

  

Paracas Artifacts

Paracas Artifacts

A look at several rare artifacts of the Paracas people. 960 1280

  

Riding Around the Desert

Riding Around the Desert

Josh hops on an ATV in the Peruvian desert as he follows a lead that the Nazca Lines point to water. 960 1280

  

Chauchilla Cemetery

Chauchilla Cemetery

A look at an authentic tomb at the Chauchilla Cemetery in Nazca, which is known for its mummified skeletons and burial arrangement. 960 1280

  

Nazca Aqueducts

Nazca Aqueducts

The so-called ojos provide access to the aqueducts that were handmade by the Nazca people, which are dug deep into the desert in order to filter fresh water. 960 1280

  

Desert Vistas

Desert Vistas

A picturesque view of the gorgeous landscape in the Peruvian desert. 960 1280

  

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