by John Brooke
Jason, am ever glad that you answered the phone,
cause I found something really weird in
you mean by weird, please be more specific,
be some sort of garment.
you think it was used for?
either a torture device or a kind of light-weight
clothing that looks sorta like a sweater, but
its made of some sort of stiff canvass
material. About 50 hard skinny pieces, about
a quarter of an inch wide and up to a foot long.
These are sewn into narrow pockets that run top to
bottom, almost all the way around. The back is
open, and the edges are reinforced. A strong,
narrow cord is threaded through metal
eyelets on each side of the opening. It laces up
Sounds like something an Amazon warrior might
it in an old carved leather trunk from Peru..
call the museum, sounds like its worth a fortune!
idea, Jason Im hanging up and phoning them
second will you? Call and tell me what the museum
hadnt heard anything from Martha after a
day, so he phoned her. Hi, Jason here, I
didnt hear what the museum thought
about your treasure.
expert from the museum came right over when I
described what Id found.
keep on the edge, it must be worth a fortune!
body armor turned out to be a
womans undergarment girdle from the late
1800s and worthless.
The trunk turned out to be a Spanish
Conquistadors and was worth over $250,000!