Spanish galleon San Jose full of Sunken Treasure Discovered off Colombia

It seems the ship San Jose, which sank in 1708 while fleeing British warships, had 11 million gold coins and jewels on board. The discovery is the latest chapter in a saga that began three centuries ago. It is believed to have collected its cargo from then Spanish-controlled colonies – and could be worth billions of dollars if ever recovered. The ship, which maritime experts consider the holy grail of Spanish colonial shipwrecks, has also been the subject of a legal battle in the US, Colombia and Spain over who owns the rights to the sunken treasure.

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