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A robot submarine found the 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks' off the coast of Colombia

A robot submarine found the 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks' off the coast of Colombia



2018-05-26T00:45:28+0000

On June 8, 1708, during the War of the Spanish Succession, the San José's gunpowder ignited during a battle with British ships, sending 600 doomed sailors to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean - along with gold, silver and emeralds from mines in Peru, a total haul valued at some $17 billion in today's dollars.

The wreckage of the San José was discovered two years ago, but the location off the Colombian port town of Cartagena and other details have been closely-held secrets.


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