Bits of 1765 shipwreck discovered

  • New pieces of a 1765 shipwreck were discovered while researchers were looking for pre-Columbian sites on the archipelago located about 2,200 miles from Buenos Aires. 

    They found metal, wood and seven cannonballs from a Spanish ship that was headed to Callao, Peru before going down on Jan. 10. The shipwreck didn't kill everyone aboard and many of them survived and spent two months ashore. 

    Reports suggest that archaeologists have determined as to where the ship went down but they're not revealing the information. "It is not a galleon loaded with gold and pearls like in the movies; it's just a supply ship," the lead archaeologist said. "But we have chosen not to disclose the exact location so as not to encourage anyone to go souvenir hunting."

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