The Colombian Navy A real life drowning treasure has just been found in the chest!
The San Jose Galleon spent an amazing 307 years underwater after being submerged in Cartagena before it was finally discovered in December 2015. The General Maritime Directorate Team up with the Navy to make a sweep in the area near the shipwreck and When the wreckage of two more ships was discovered near San Jose, it was blown up! X can spot the spot – but sometimes it’s better to look a little east and west of X!
Internally, the wreckage of this new ship is actually thought to be from two different eras of history – one from the 1500s and the other from the 1800s. Although nothing has been confirmed yet, theories suggest that one of these ships may even be involved in the Colombian War of Independence. If true, these ruins could be a huge part of Colombian history!
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Colombian President Dr. in a press release on Monday Evan Duke Marquez He said the previously unpublished shipwreck incident “adds to the context of Colombian Caribbean’s historical heritage”.
What an incredible part of history! And of course a champagne-popping moment for Navy members who stumbled upon it!
The tension doesn’t stop there, though, as these ships are filled with precious treasures and works of art worth billions! In a video posted on Twitter by the Colombian Defense Minister, Diego Molano Apante, Seafloor gold coins, cannons, pottery and gorgeous blue willow style porcelain dishes covered with tea-cups. Watch the video for yourself (below):
+ Pride! Non-intrusive transmission াদা Armada Colombia In the San Jose Galleon it allowed the discovery of the wreckage of 2 ships.
It is another demonstration of the work of the men and women of our navy, always defending the interests of the nation’s seas and the sovereignty of the country. pic.twitter.com/vfjf83sF4W
– Diego Molano Apante (diego_molano) June 7, 2022
That’s great! It would seem that the sea life has been comfortable in the ruins! Does that fish know that it is only swimming close to a billion dollars ?!
So, what will come out of all this valuable merchandise?
This question has not yet been answered, as ownership of the original wreckage is still under legal review. According to BBCSpain claims San JoseIt’s called the “State Ship” because it belonged to them when it sank. If so, will all other debris be kept under review until we know exactly when they sank (and more importantly – who owned them at the time)?
Former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos He had his own ideas, however. In 2015 he revealed that items from the site would go to a new museum that would be built in Cartagena.
We guess we’ll have to wait and see who gets all the gold Dublin. In the meantime, we think a trip to the beach is done with a metal detector!
[Image via Twitter/Diego Molano Aponte/Colombia Armada/Sony/YouTube]