For years, Barry Clifford has been trying to solve a 300-year-old riddle. It isn't an ordinary riddle, though. It is a clue to the location of the pirate Black Sam Bellamy's treasure. Piracy came alive in the 1720s and incredibly, 2,000 to 3,000 pirates sailed just in the Caribbean. Now, all that is left of their attacks are stories, sunken ships, and hopefully, treasure. This month, National Geographic Channel's The Pirate Code takes viewers on a pirate adventure like never before. 【已有很多网友发表了看法，点击参与讨论】【对英语不懂，点击提问】【英语论坛】【返回首页】
It is said that Black Sam's ship, the Whydah, held about four and a half tons of silver and gold. Since he was one of the most famous pirates ever, such a large amount of treasure is not surprising. Originally, the Whydah was a fast slave ship that transported captured slaves from Africa to the Americas. During one of the Whydah's trips, Black Sam chased and seized her. But soon after, a terrible storm hit the ship. As a result, the Whydah sank near the northeast coast of the US. Barry Clifford is now on a quest to find the Whydah's final resting place. Only NGC's The Pirate Code shows viewers the secrets Clifford reveals.