Treasure Hunting: Who Owns the World

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Treasure Hunting: Who Owns the World


Bass, George F.

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1979 (?)

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The Men Who Sold the Stars

In 1979, Peter Stanford, editor of Sea History asked George Bass if he would write an article on the difference between archaeology and treasure hunting. Bass began a letter of response, and in the middle began to turn the letter into a short story to make his point. Since Sea History, that part of his letter has now been published in several other American and Dutch magazines as "The Men Who Stole the Stars." Except for substituting the word "stars" for "shipwrecks," everything in the story is based on fact.


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