Thursday, June 16, 2011

Somewhere Off the Coast of La Espanola

Treasure hunts always stir the imagination. This discovery seems to be in the coastal waters of what is now the Dominican Republic.

"Deep Blue Marine Inc. is pleased to announce that divers have...recovered a ship’s bell and silver coins each weighing one troy ounce dating from 1774 – 1779 from the site. These artifacts have been turned over to the Ministry of Culture for cleaning and restoration," according to Gamut News.

 Who was the last person to see the coins and what were they doing? Are they Spanish coins? Why did the ship sink? Were their survivors and where did they go? What did the waters and islands look like back then? 

Whole story here.

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