For years, the Royal Anandapur Tea Company shipped its tea by train through the Forbidden Mountain pass. After a series of mysterious accidents were blamed on the dreaded Yeti monster, the railroad closed. Today, the railway is operating again, thanks to a group of local entrepreneurs—Himalayan Escapes, Tours and Expeditions— who offer curious travelers transportation to the base camp on the scenic mountain. Yet there are some who believe the legend to be true and that the Yeti will do everything in its power to protect the sacred realm of the Himalayas. Visitors beware.
Tags: animal, mount-everest, ride, big-foot, sasquatch
Miskatonic University Antarctica Pabodie Expedition Mountains Design The fictional 1930-31 expedition inspired by the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. The S.S. Arkham and S.S. Miskatonic carried the ill fated Pabodie Expedition to Antarctica, as mentioned in At the Mountains of Madness.
Tags: arkham, necronomicon, cthulu, lovecraftian, hp-lovecraft
In 1922, Howard Carter broke into an undiscovered tomb he had found in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. With Lord Carnarvon, the financier of the expedition, at his side, Carnarvon peered into the tomb to see what Carter had discovered. When asked what he saw as looked into the dim candlelit tomb, he replied "wonderful things". The discovery of the Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhamun, was a major event in the history of Egypt, and also the of the field of archaeology. This design is of Lord Carnarvon's Egyptian Expedition which discovered the tomb of King Tut.
Tags: egyptian, ancient-egypt, pharaohs, pyramids-in-egypt, mummys-curse
This design is based upon the legend and mystery of Oak Island and depicts an expedition to search for the mythical buried treasures on the island. The so called Money Pit as it has become known, has left Oak Island laden with stories of myth, legend, buried treasure and possible curses on those who go looking. Treasure hunters have scoured the island, finding a formation of boulders called Nolan's Cross, the beach at Smith's Cove, and a triangle-shaped swamp, and a stone cipher. Early treasure hunters believed it was buried pirate treasure, left there by Captain Kidd or Blackbeard. Nobody really knows what lays beneath ground, but the many legends include possible religious artifacts, such as the Holy Grail or possibly the Ark of the Covenant. Other legends range from Masonic treasures, Marie Antoinette's jewels, Templar Treasure, and even possibly the lost works of William Shakespeare. It's popularity has recently been reignited by a TV show documentary about treasure hunters called The Curse of Oak Island.
Tags: x-marks-the-spot, curse-of-oak-island, oak-island-expedition, treasure-hunting, buried-treasure