Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

A gaggle of new sunken Spanish Galleons discovered off of Pananma.

New research has doubled the number of wrecks of Spanish, Portuguese and British Conquest-era galleons, some laden with treasure, thought to be scattered along Panama's seabeds, the National Culture Institute said on Monday.

Some 30 wrecks were initially believed to be lying off Panama's Pacific and Caribbean coasts, but now researchers say there are as many as 59 sunken galleons, according to Panama's de factor Culture Minister Rafael Ruiloba, who heads the institute.

"New historical documents and deep water reconnaissance have helped us greatly to improve our knowledge in recent months of the whereabouts of the wrecks," Ruiloba told Reuters.

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