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.