Archaeologists close in on Spanish Empire's 'greatest treasure' in huge breakthrough

ARCHAEOLOGISTS are closing in on a "cursed" vessel that has languished at the bottom of the sea near Mexico for nearly 400 years - representing a discovery of "the greatest treasure galleon" the likes of which have only been seen in drawings.

Researchers from both Spain and Mexico will come together in May to embark on a 10-day search, hoping to unearth the historic Spanish galleon that fell to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico in October 1631. The ship is called the Nuestra Senora del Juncal (Our Lady of Juncal), and sank to the depths while carrying gold, silver and jewels that could be worth billions today. The vessel and its sailors were hit by vicious storms as they made their way to Spain, and even before the challenging...
source: Express

2020-02-13 20:56
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