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Billions in gold on legendary wreck

The Naval battle off Cartagena, 28 May 1708. The San Jose, which carried most of the Spanish treasure, was destroyed by an explosion in her powder magazine. The painting, by Samuel Scott (1702-1772), is in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England.

  The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) recently obtained authorization by Maritime Archaeology Consultants (MAC), Switzerland AG, and the Colombian government to release new details from the successful search for the three-century old San José—a 62-gun, three-masted Spanish galleon that sank …

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