Steven Sora has been researching historical enigmas since 1982 and is the author of The Triumph of the Sea Gods, The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar and Secret Societies of America’s Elite. He lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Steven Sora argues that Homer’s tales do not describe adventures in the Mediterranean, but are adaptations of Celtic myths that chronicle an Atlantic coastal war that took place off the Iberian Peninsula around 1200 B.C. The war led to the rapid decline of the region’s goddess-worshipping culture that had reigned there since Neolithic times.
In 1524 the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano was sent by the French king Francis I to find a shorter route to China. His true mission, Steven Sora suggests, was to contact a Templar colony established in Newport, Rhode Island, by Henry Sinclair nearly a century before Columbus's expedition.
Sora offers a compelling argument that the lost treasure of the Knights Templar is connected to the mysterious money pit on Oak Island, Nova Scotia, that has baffled treasure hunters for two centuries.
Secret societies have played critical roles in building the fortunes of America's elite. They continue to wield power even today as organizations such as Yale's Skull & Bones unite America's modern ruling families as strongly as Masonic Lodges once connected the Astors, Livingstons, and Roosevelts.