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Christopher Columbus Flagship found after 500 years [History]
posted May 13 2014 21:22.47 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Its been more than five centuries after Christopher Columbus 19s flagship, the Santa Maria, was wrecked in the Caribbean. An archeological investigation now claims that they may have discovered the remains of the vessel at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti.

All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus 19 famous flagship, the Santa Maria.
The Haitian government has been extremely helpful 13 and we now need to continue working with them to carry out a detailed archaeological excavation of the wreck

Barry Clifford, leader of a recent reconnaissance expedition to the site.

Mr. Clifford use the discoveries of other archaeologists in 2003 suggesting the probable location of Columbus 19 fort relatively nearby. He also used clues found in Christopher Columbus 19 diary to come up with this location.

The team under Mr. Clifford used marine magnetometers, side-scan sonar equipment and divers for many years and discovered more than 400 anomalies at the bottom of the north coast of Haiti. This is what they believe to be the remains of Santa Maria



Follow this link to read the complete article at The Independent

[Link: The Independent]
 
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