Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Treasure ship Found in the English Channel; treasure recovered!

Treasure Found in the English Channel


The Week December 23,2005-January 6, 2006


The Dutch government found tens of thousands of dollars worth of silver bullion that was retrieved from a shipwreck in 1739, from the Rooswijk, a company owned by the Dutch East India Company. The ship had just left Holland for avoyage to teh East Indieswhere the silver was to be made into coins when it sank.There were no survivors among 250 crew and passengers.

2 comments:

sugar1337 said...

That would be interesting to look at....

queeniemart said...

Wow, i wonder what they will do with that money? I hope they put it to good use!
LOVE, lisa