Scientists discovered off the coast of British ship with a valuable cargo of 10 million dollars

Ученые обнаружили у берегов Британии корабль с ценным грузом на 10 миллионов долларов

British scientists headed by underwater archaeologist David Gibbins found the wreck in the XVII century merchant ship carrying treasures, the current value of which is approximately $ 10 million.

The researchers found guns and an anchor, but the location of the treasure is still unknown. The British vessel the President belonging to the East India company, sank in 1684, when he returned from India, Laden with pearls and diamonds. During the storm killed nearly all members of the team who survived the pirate attack and was exhausted by prolonged hunger.

Survived only two people who have managed to cling to the rocks and reach the shore of Mounts Bay, located near the city Porthleven (England). Subsequently, the Dutch cartographer Johannes van Kellen noted on the map of Cornwall the scene of the accident.

Possible remains of the vessel was first found by divers almost 20 years ago, however, the act on the protection of sunken ships, 1973 complicating their study. Since then, fragments of the ship were covered with sand.

Government organisation Historic England allowed Gibbins and his team to investigate the wreckage of the President, which, due to the recent storms reappeared on the bottom surface. During the research, underwater archaeologists discovered seven guns and an anchor belonging to the ship and are only a few metres from the coast at a depth of less than seven metres.

According to experts, since the accident treasures, which transported the vessel remained intact. They can be found in the course of further research.

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