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8 Incredible Sunken Treasures Discovered

Scattered across the ocean floor, there are more than 300 million shipwrecks, containing billions of dollars worth of cargo. These are some of the best treasures that have been found.

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7. Amphoras for food

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About 2,000 years ago, a Roman ship sank on a trade route between Spain and central Italy with a cargo that included more than 200 intact amphora. The jars had once contained pickled fish, grain and oil.


3. Platinum

In February 2012, a Maine treasure hunter announced he had discovered a World War II era shipwreck filled with platinum, said to be worth 3 billion dollars. It has not yet been recovered.

1. Captain Morgan's cannons


In 2010, six cannons were found off the coast of Panama belonging to Captain Morgan, originally famous for being a privateer--an old fashioned term for a private gun. As you know, he is now famous for being a rum icon.

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With the help of the Captain Morgan rum brand, historic artifacts from the wreck were excavated.


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