Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Oldest Coins Minted in the New World Found in Caribbean Shipwreck

MIDVALE -- A Midvale, Utah based underwater exploration and recovery company, Deep Blue Marine, Inc., has discovered what they believe to be the oldest colonial shipwreck in the Caribbean.

"We have found a shipwreck that we can definitively date back to 1535," Deep Blue Marine CEO Wilf Blum said. "We have also found artifacts that are still in the Dominican Republic that date back to the pre-Columbian era. When you think about that, this is significant. This shipwreck is just a few years after Columbus and it is the single oldest shipwreck ever found in the Caribbean. We think this is . . .

Full story at: ksl.com

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