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Will sunken treasure mean more tourists for Colombia?

PHeymont ·
Colombia has found a 1708 shipwreck, believed to be the most valuable sunken treasure ever, off the coast of Cartagena. The treasure is worth $2 billion or more, and has been the object of searches and claims almost since the day the ship, the San Jose, was sunk by a British ship that was trying to take its cargo. Now that Colombia's President has announced the find, can gold- and thrill-seeking scuba divers be far behind? Even the chance of a doubloon or two might be enough to perk up...
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Mar. 16, 2016: Sunken mosaics, Ravenna

PHeymont ·
Under the Basilica di San Francesco in Ravenna lies an earlier church, whose mosaics, flooded by rainwater, can be seen through an opening in the floor.
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Re: Will sunken treasure mean more tourists for Colombia?

DrFumblefinger ·
Great story! I would presume the Columbians have their treasure ship under pretty tight wraps, but that won't stop a few treasure hunters from trying to scavenge a bit of it for themselves. Has the makings of a great movie.
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Re: Will sunken treasure mean more tourists for Colombia?

PHeymont ·
There was actually a commercial salvor who tried to lay claim to this one a few years ago, before it was actually located...and there are some who think the treasure belongs to Spain!
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