CARIBBEAN: Wreck of Spanish ship laden with gold found off Colombia’s C’bean coast

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CARIBBEAN: Wreck of Spanish ship laden with gold found off Colombia’s C’bean coast

images (1)CMC – A shipwreck laden with gold, silver and precious stones, has been found in the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Columbia, three centuries after it was sunk by the British.

“This is the most valuable treasure that has been found in the history of humanity,” said President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday. “I am very pleased, as head of state, to inform you that, without a doubt, we have found, 307 years after its sinking, the galleon San Jose.”

He was speaking from the northern port city of Cartagena, located on the country’s north coast, close to where experts made the hugely valuable find.

Described as the holy grail of shipwrecks, treasure hunters had searched for the San Jose, for decades.

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  1. For the fact that a court ruled that the treasure should go to Columbia to my mind is justice served. This is because I am in no doubt that treasure belonged to the indigenous peoples of that region in the first place. It was the habit of these European countries to go to the Americas steal the people's precious metals and take them back to Europe by boat loads.......the thieves!

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  2. Now are there any sunken Spanish galleons off the coast of St. Lucia?
    Let's go diving for some gold and other treasure but tell everyone we looking for lambi (conch). Finders keepers!

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  3. wow thats like you just there back in time when this even happened its so exciting just knowing these things took placed in the world and imagine other stuff but those this treasure have to go back to spain or it remains with the colombians?

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