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Treasure hunters pose a problem for underwater archaeological heritage

By Hipólito Sanchiz Alvarez de Toledo, Profesor Adjunto de Historia Antigua Universidad CEU-San Pablo, Universidad CEU San Pablo
Hipólito Sanchiz Alcaraz, Teacher Assistant, Colgate University
There are ancient pirates and modern treasure hunters. They are separated by more than 200 years of history, differences in the available technology, and types of sponsorship that keep them afloat – the former sailing for a country and the latter protected by a company. Even so, they seem to have the same objective: the gold and silver of the Spanish Empire.

On October 5, 1804, the frigate “La Mercedes” came to the end of its journey at the bottom of the sea near Cape of St. Mary, at the…The Conversation

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