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Discovery Of A 17th Century Spanish
Shipwreck Yields Awesome Treasure

LiveScience, by Marc Lallinilla

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/7/2013 5:40:58 AM

A great superpower, weakened by economic calamity at home and staggering under the debt from years of war in the Middle East, finally collapses. A new political best-seller, or an apocalyptic Hollywood blockbuster? Neither — it´s the story told by a 1622 shipwreck whose treasures were desperately needed to shore up the finances of the struggling Spanish Empire. The galleon Buen Jesus y Nuestra Senora del Rosario was one of 28 ships in the Tierra Firme fleet; all were sailing from the New World back to Spain, laden with colonial treasures,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 4/7/2013 6:23:57 AM     (No. 9263496)

Darn that slave price inflation.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tivadoc, 4/7/2013 8:13:08 AM     (No. 9263579)

I love recovered treasure stories, but I wish there were more photographs of the artifacts in this article.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: patpgmr, 4/7/2013 8:43:51 AM     (No. 9263621)

I can hardly believe it, but should be used to it by now. There is a comment on this article comparing George W. Bush to Phillip of Spain, in a most unfavorable light, of course.

You know - it´s all George Bush´s fault. The man wasn´t perfect - but, come on!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1, 4/7/2013 8:59:10 AM     (No. 9263642)

Spain enslaved natives in central and south America, worked them to death in the gold and silver mines. It was a disgusting thing to do.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 4/7/2013 9:36:41 AM     (No. 9263695)

´´Awesome Treasure Yields More Awesome Lawsuit In World Court´´

News headline from the future.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pindarjr, 4/7/2013 10:05:12 AM     (No. 9263738)

Here are more pix of the treasure:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2303830/The-treasure-sank-Spanish-Empire-400-year-old-shipwreck-reveals-haul-gold-silver-pearls-parrots.html

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kono, 4/7/2013 10:39:38 AM     (No. 9263798)

Want junk science?
Get LiveScience.


(Wish that site were banned entirely as a source here.)

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