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Sunken San Jose Ship With Gold And Jewels Found in Columbia

Sunken San Jose Ship

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced yesterday that researchers have found the wreck of a Spanish sailing ship that sank more than 300 years, and was carrying a large amount of gold and precious stones. Santos on his Twitter account wrote: “Great news! We have found the San Jose galleon. Tomorrow we will provide details at a press conference from Cartagena.” That sailing ship was sunk by British guns off Cartagena in 1708 and since then was at the bottom of the sea, along the coast near the island of Rosario.

Sunken San Jose Ship
Sunken San Jose Ship

It is believed to be on it at the time of the sinking there were 600 people, $17 billion (£11 billion) in gold, coins, silver, emeralds and other gems and jewellery and the personal wealth of the viceroy of Peru.
Santos said the treasure was now worth at least $1 billion (£662 million), although other estimates have said it could run into few billions.

Sunken San Jose Ship
Sunken San Jose Ship

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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