Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Santa Maria Possibly Found Near Haiti

I guess that one good archaeological discovery deserves another.  Archaeologists have found the remains of a ship on the sea bottom off of the north coast of Haiti, and believe that it could be the Santa Maria, which was Christopher Columbus's flagship on his first voyage.  According to The Independent:
“All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship, the Santa Maria,” said the leader of a recent reconnaissance expedition to the site, one of America’s top underwater archaeological investigators, Barry Clifford.
Mr. Clifford's crew has measured and photographed the wreck, but has not otherwise disturbed it.  The wreck had also been surveyed in 2003, but was not suggested as possibly being the Santa Maria.  Read the full story.

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