A screen grab of a video released by the Colombian Presidency shows what appears to be gold pieces. Photo: AFP
A screen grab of a video released by the Colombian Presidency shows what appears to be gold pieces. Photo: AFP
History

Gold coins seen in unprecedented images of treasure-laden San Jose shipwreck off Colombia’s Caribbean coast

  • The San Jose galleon, thought to be carrying treasure worth billions of dollars, sank off Colombia’s Caribbean coast in 1708
  • Recovering the wreck presents a technological and scientific challenge due to its depth of almost 950 metres

A screen grab of a video released by the Colombian Presidency shows what appears to be gold pieces. Photo: AFP
A screen grab of a video released by the Colombian Presidency shows what appears to be gold pieces. Photo: AFP
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