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It's worth billions: treasure from the wreck of the legendary ship "San José" before being salvaged

2024-03-01T04:24:34.309Z

Highlights: A treasure worth billions of dollars is said to lie on the seabed off the coast of Colombia. An expedition is scheduled to bring the treasures of the sunken “San José” ashore this year. The ship sank in 1708 around 30 kilometers off the harbor of the Colombian coastal city of Cartagena. Since then it has lain at the bottom of the sea laden with gold, silver and precious stones. Their cargo is estimated to be worth billions. It's worth billions: treasure from the wreck of the legendary ship "San José" before being salvaged.



As of: March 1, 2024, 5:01 a.m

By: Kilian Bäuml

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An expedition is scheduled to bring the treasures of the sunken “San José” ashore this year.

According to estimates, they are worth billions of euros.

Bogotá – A great treasure waiting to be recovered in a shipwreck.

What may sound like the plot of an adventure film is reality in Colombia.

There, more than 300 years ago, a ship loaded with treasures got into a sea battle and ultimately sank into the depths of the sea along with its precious cargo.

The “San José” sank in 1708 around 30 kilometers off the harbor of the Colombian coastal city of Cartagena.

Since then it has lain at the bottom of the sea laden with gold, silver and precious stones.

Their cargo is estimated to be worth billions.

The Colombian government therefore wants to launch an expedition to recover the treasures from the shipwreck.

A treasure worth billions of dollars is said to lie on the seabed off the coast of Colombia.

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Sunken treasure in the shipwreck: billions in gold, silver and precious stones

The sunken ship was discovered in the sea off Colombia just seven years ago.

Now a diving robot is to be sent to the wreck.

This is intended to examine "how they react when they [the ship's cargo] come out (of the water) and to understand what we can do," Culture Minister Juan Davin Correa told the French news agency AFP on Friday.

After three centuries on the ocean floor, many objects have undergone "physical and chemical" changes and could potentially disintegrate during recovery, warned marine researcher Alexandra Chadid.

The “San Jose”

The ship “San José” belonged to the Spanish crown and was on its way from the Latin American colonies to Spain in 1708.

It is estimated that it contained around 200 tonnes of gold, silver and precious stones when it was sunk by the British fleet.

Almost the entire 600-person crew died when the “San José” sank.

Source: Deutschlandfunk

Sunken Treasures: Untold riches at the bottom of the sea

The expedition to the bottom of the sea is scheduled to take place between April and May this year.

The goal is to recover the treasure from the wreck.

The operation at a depth of 600 meters will cost the equivalent of more than 4.15 million euros.

The exact location of the wreck is secret - this is intended to protect the archaeological find, which is considered one of the most valuable in history, from treasure hunters.

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However, the “San José” is far from the only wreck that is said to contain treasure on the ocean floor.

Researchers also found a treasure of immeasurable value at a depth of 1,500 meters in the sea off China.

(kiba/AFP)

Source: merkur

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