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Explorer claims discovery of pirate treasure


Posted on Sunday, 9 October, 2016 | Comment icon 8 comments

Some of the gold coins found in the shipwreck. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Theodore Scott
Undersea explorer Barry Clifford believes that he has located a huge, long-lost pirate treasure trove.
Clifford is certainly no stranger to making groundbreaking maritime discoveries having previously located the Whydah Gally - North America's first authenticated pirate shipwreck.

Now following almost three decades of undersea exploration within the murky waters off Cape Cod, the 70-year-old archaeologist believes that he has, quite literally, struck gold in the form of a large metallic mass which he believes to be the treasure that was once being carried by the ship.

The Whydah Gally, which was captained by the infamous pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy, was believed to have gone down in stormy weather off Wellfleet, Massachusetts, back in 1717.

Its heavy load of gold and other riches was thought to have contributed to how quickly it sank however the final whereabouts of this treasure has always remained something of a mystery.

But has Clifford really discovered the ship's long-lost riches or are his claims a little premature ?

"Barry Clifford's many claims can be very exciting, if they can be verified with photographs or scientific proof," said Smithsonian curator Paul Johnston. "Until then, it's just talk."

A video detailing Clifford's original discovery of the Whydah Gally can be viewed below.


Source: CBS News | Comments (8)

Tags: Pirate, Treasure

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by samsquanchesISreel on 9 October, 2016, 15:09
Who else is enjoying the weeping .gif of OprahWinfrey above this post? Eh? Anyone? Nobody? No takers???
Comment icon #2 Posted by herbygant on 9 October, 2016, 16:01
I agree, who cares what Winfrey does?
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer on 9 October, 2016, 16:47
Trump was there when I went ti reply. Now he's gone. I wonder how much of the treasure the guy can keep?
Comment icon #4 Posted by herbygant on 9 October, 2016, 18:03
Money can't buy you love.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Nnicolette on 9 October, 2016, 21:34
Sure it can. You can make quite a profit selling love.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Gecks on 10 October, 2016, 0:54
Some of the coins in that picture have been really heavily trimmed..
Comment icon #7 Posted by Silver_Lyre on 10 October, 2016, 4:26
I thought pirates were supposed to bury their treasure?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Parsec on 10 October, 2016, 21:07
They did. Under the sea with Davy Jones.


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