It is one of the most puzzling tales of the age of exploration why would an educated man like Ponce de Leon risk and lose everything in search of something so unbelievable as the Fountain of Youth? Explore the origins of the powerful belief in water mythology which arose in ancient times and reached it's peak in the court of 16th century Spain. Hear leading experts who suggest that despite that belief Leon was actually driven by dreams of gold and riches not the fabled fountain. Set sail with the famed explorer on his ill-fated journey to the Florida coast where the wilds of the untamed land suggested that wonders beyond his imagination could be found there. And discover how Leon's ambition for fame and glory led to his downfall. ANCIENT MYSTERIES; presents the ultimate examination of the incredible legend and storied explorer that are linked together for all time. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy.