SOUTHERN UTAH – H2, a History Channel network, will air a new episode of the hit show “America Unearthed” Saturday night. The episode, which follows host Scott Wolter’s search for Montezuma’s legendary treasure, was filmed in Kanab.
“In this episode, Scott receives a tip that the legendary treasure of Montezuma’s Gold — the entire treasure of the Aztec empire — may be hidden in Southern Utah,” a press release from H2 said.
The production company behind the show worked with the Kane County Film Commission in producing the episode. Kanab resident Lon Childs is featured in the show, discussing Montezuma’s legendary treasure as he opens his property, located north of Kanab, to the film crew and the show’s host.
In the episode, entitled “Montezuma’s Gold,” forensic geologist Wolter receives a mysterious package indicating that a legendary treasure is hidden in Southern Utah. When a journalist explains to Wolter that the entire treasure of the Aztec empire may be hidden in a manmade tunnel system in Kane County, Wolter sets out for sunny Southern Utah on a quest to separate fact from fiction and, just maybe, find the fabulous treasure that has eluded historians and treasure hunters for centuries.
“Through the investigation,” the press release said, “Scott learns about the Aztec king Montezuma, cryptic symbols possibly used for navigation, and a deadly curse that may be all too real.”
As Wolter prepares to dive into the depths of a haunted underwater chamber in scenic Southern Utah, he may unearth not only Montezuma’s legendary treasure but the very secrets of the Aztec Empire.
The episode will air Saturday night at 7 p.m. MST, according to the press release.
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