Gold coins are discovered in a 500-year-old shipwreck discovered by archaeologists. The enigma of The Bom Jesus’ disappearance from the 16th century may be resolved by this finding.
A Portuguese sailing ship named The Bom Jesus mysteriously disappeared while its way to India around 500 years ago.
Gold, ivory, and other valuables that have escaped even the most ardent treasure seekers were aboard the ship.
Nevertheless, a recent shipwreck in Namibia’s desert could spell the end of the quest.
The first signs of
When bulldozers were used by miners to break through the ocean floor in quest of diamonds, a wreck resulted.
Instead of finding diamonds, they instead discovered a weird jumble of metals, wood, and pipes.
When the miners were unsure of what they had discovered, they phoned archaeologist Dieter Noli, who recognized the artefacts as being from a shipwreck right once.
It only appeared to be a beach that had been disturbed, yet there were fragments there.
Oh dear, this is unquestionably a shipwreck, I thought.
Other treasures on the shipwreck included 2,000 mint-condition gold coins, Portuguese silver coins, and cannons made of bronze.
There were also more than 50 elephant tusks and navigational
World heritage site UNESCO has now placed the treasure trove under protection, naming it ‘one of the most important shipwrecks finding ever.’