Raiders of the Lost Past - Hitler and the Spear of Destiny
On March 14, 1938 the armies of Nazi Germany crossed the border with Austria, consuming the nation into their new Germanic Empire. But when Hitler arrived in Vienna just two days later, the very first thing he did was to go to the Hofburg museum to lay claim to what appeared to be a simple Roman spear head. This spear head was something that Hitler had apparently coveted ever since he had first nurtured ambitions to become the ruler of a new German Reich. It was an item said to make its holder invincible and it was known as the "Spear of Destiny."