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Watch Shipwreck Hunters Explore Remains From The "Age Of Discovery”

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Tom Hale

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clockApr 21 2016, 14:13 UTC
1135 Watch Shipwreck Hunters Explore Remains From The "Age Of Discovery”
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Since 2013, teams of researchers have been looting a bounty of treasure from a shipwreck dating back to the "Age of Discovery," between the 15th and 18th centuries. Now, National Geographic has released a video that shows the shipwreck hunters at work.

Although rediscovered in 1998, the ship was lost over 500 years ago off a remote Omani island in the Arabian Sea. During their more than 1,000 hours of underwater labor, the team discovered over 2,800 artifacts – including silver coins, cannonballs, and even the ship's bell. As little of the actual ship still exists, these artifacts have played a massive role in piecing together the details about this vessel.

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You can read more about the discovery right here, but in the meanwhile, check out the video below.

 

 


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