Benjamin Gates is a walking encyclopedia of historic information. He's also a treasure hunter and well versed in cryptology.
Ben Gates is historian and Naval diver who dabbles in archeology and ancient codes and secrets. For years his family were considered crackpots for saying that the Templar treasure had been hidden in America by freemasons during the American Revolution. Since he retrieved the treasure he, his father, and the entire Gates family have been redeemed and are even viewed as an important historical family in America.