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Sunken treasure found of the Florida Keys

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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We have all dreamed of finding a sunken treasure and becoming rich. But lets be honest how often does that really happen? The answer is obviously not too often but a team of diver who frequently search for shipwrecks hit the hull as they discovered two Spanish ships near the Florida Keys that were in position of a treasure.

NEW YORK—Two Spanish ships, loaded with the belongings of nobility returning to Spain with the armada in 1622 never made it past the Florida Keys. It is believed that at least one of the ships was sunk by a storm.

Fast forward nearly 400 years. The sunken ship was found by a team of divers hunting for shipwrecks. Only in their dreams could they imagine what they found inside the ship when they swam upon the hull.

A Colombian emerald set in gold, dating back to the Renaissance period, was recovered from the shipwrecked Spanish galleon, Nuestra Señora de Atocha.


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