The Melungeons blog

Friday, May 02, 2008

Treasure trove found in 500-year-old shipwreck off Africa

By DONNA BRYSON, Associated Press Writer
Thu May 1, 5:42 PM ET


"JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The ship was laden with tons of copper ingots, elephant tusks, gold coins — and cannons to fend off pirates. But it had nothing to protect it from the fierce weather off a particularly bleak stretch of inhospitable African coast, and it sank 500 years ago."