T.V Series Review: Expedition Unknown Season 3

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Expedition Unknown Season 3 Summary

Season 3, Episode 1: Plummer’s Gold

Gates sets off for gold rush country to search for the lost fortune of a Montana sheriff. During his investigation, Gates explores hidden cave systems and blows open a mine that’s been sealed for over a century.

Season 3, Episode 2: The Lost Tomb of Attila the Hun

Gates travels to Hungary to join three separate archeological teams looking for the lost tomb of Attila the Hun. Legends and ancient texts lead the search from the bottom of the Danube to the mountain forests just outside of Budapest.

Season 3, Episode 3: The Vanished Empire

On the Mediterranean island of Crete, the Minoans built one of the most glorious civilizations in the ancient world and then vanished. Gates travels to Greece to find out exactly how Europe’s first superpower disappeared.

Season 3, Episode 4: The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Gates joins leading archeologists as they investigate America’s first missing-persons case, the lost colony of Roanoke.

Season 3, Episode 5: Cloning the Woolly Mammoth

To help clone the extinct woolly mammoth back to life, Gates visits the Korean biotech lab driving the project and excavates ancient bones in a working Canadian gold mine. He then descends into a vast sinkhole in Siberia to unearth frozen DNA.

Season 3, Episode 6: Journey to the Ice Age

To find a viable sample of mammoth DNA, Gates retrieves bone samples from the massive Batagay crater, then journeys far upriver to a site in the Siberian wilderness where tusk hunters carve out troves of bones from the permafrost. He takes the DNA samples back to the lab and watches the process of treating and testing the specimens. At long last, he views the DNA results to find out if the woolly mammoth will walk the earth again.

Season 3, Episode 7: Cracking the D.B. Cooper Case

Gates investigates the only unsolved plane hijacking in US history. He joins private individuals on the hunt for D.B. Cooper in the Pacific Northwest. He discovers new clues and theories before jumping out of a plane as Cooper did.

Season 3, Episode 8: Lasseter’s Gold

Gates sets off deep into the Australian Outback, following the footsteps of explorer Harold Lasseter, who claims to have found a vast field of gold. He speaks to two of Australia’s Lasseter experts.

Season 3, Episode 9: Tracking Tasmania’s Tiger

Gates goes to Australia’s island state of Tasmania to investigate sightings of the supposedly extinct thylacine, also known as the tasmanian tiger. Recent eyewitness accounts and photographic evidence suggest it may not be extinct.

Season 3, Episode 10: Captain Kidd’s Treasure

Gates retraces the footsteps of Captain Kidd in the hopes of finding his buried treasure. From the East Coast to the Caribbean, the search takes him to a real pirate shipwreck and to the island hideout of the buccaneer.

Season 3, Episode 11: Africa’s Cursed Lake of Gold

Gates journeys to the wilds of Namibia to embark on a deep dive in Lake Otjikoto for a long lost World War I treasure.

Season 3, Episode 12: The Ark of the Covenant

Gates emulates Indiana Jones as he searches in Israel and Ethiopia for the lost Ark of the Covenant, the relic said to contain the Ten Commandments.

Season 3, Episode 13: England’s Vanished Crown Jewels

Gates tries to find the lost treasure of King John. He explores the marshlands of England to find the king’s crown jewels, which were swept away in a freak tidal surge in the 13th century.

Season 3, Episode 14: Corsica’s Nazi Treasure

Gates hunts for the hidden treasure of Erwin Rommel, a Nazi general who plundered the wealth of North Africa as his tank corps fled the continent. The search brings Gates to never-explored underground lakes and undersea relics of World War II.

Season 3, Episode 15: Italy’s Barbarian Booty

To find the plundered riches of the Roman Empire, Gates looks for the tomb of the Visigoth king Alaric in Italy. The hunt extends from the capital of Rome to the southern city of Cosenza, where the mayor is spearheading an effort to find the tomb.

Season 3, Episode 16: India’s Atlantis

Gates travels to India in search of Dwarka, a mythical kingdom swallowed by the ocean. To find evidence that the golden city is real, Gates dives into the Arabian Sea and visits a dig site.

Season 3, Episode 17: Lost Spanish Fortune Found!

Gates travels down to the coast of Florida and to Cuba in search of a sunken treasure from a fleet of Spanish ships that were sunk in 1715; the hunt takes him deep into the Atlantic and the National Archives of Cuba.

Expedition Unknown Season 3 Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Josh Gates is back with a third season full of adventure, comedy and history. He does a wonderful job highlighting some of the many new archeological finds in recent years. 

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