Word Count: ~4400
Summary: The Carter-O'Neill Expeditionary Force was looking for the greatest treasure of the ancient world. John and his team found it.
Notes: Written for the 2012 SGA Genficathon (Genre: AU Prompt: "shadow of the past" and also, very loosely, "who cares for the caregivers")
Disclaimer: I don't own the characters of Stargate Atlantis and no infringement is intended, nor profit being made.
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( The Carter-O'Neill Expeditionary Force found the ruins high in the mountains, half a world away from the star-port and not even close to the location tentatively marked out on Elizabeth's map. )