Colombia Finds Treasure Galleon, Ending 300-Year Mystery

December 6, 2015 3:59 AM

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Colombia Finds Treasure Galleon, Ending 300-Year Mystery

Cartagena, Colombia: Colombia says it has found the shipwreck of a storied Spanish galleon laden with gold and precious stones, three centuries after it was sunk by the British in the Caribbean.

"This is the most valuable treasure that has been found in the history of humanity," declared President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday, speaking from the northern port city of Cartagena, close to where experts made the hugely valuable find.

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