Sunday, January 20, 2008

Man Finds Treasure From Spanish Galleon Atocha at Flea Market

Albuquerque, NM -- A New Mexico man believes he's struck gold at an Albuquerque flea market. Collector Marcus Hudson paid $300 for what at first glance appears to be an old rock.

It's actually a copper ballast from a Spanish ship, the "Nuestra Senora de Atocha," that sank in 1622. The ship had a treasure on board that would be worth as much as $400 million today, and some of it may be hidden inside Marcus Hudson's ballast. . . .

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Totally cool / I know Marcus ! He is awesome!