“Jaw-dropping Find in African Waters: $9 Million in Centuries-Old Gold Unearthed by Diamond Miners”

Confused diamond miners working off the coast of Africa stumbled upon an incredible discovery – a 500-year-old shipwreck filled with gold worth a staggering $9 million. The ship, named Bom Jesus, is truly a miracle from above! It was first identified and found by geologists working for the mining company De Beers, off the coast of Namibia near Oranjemund in April 2008. #miracle #BomJesus

Dr. Dieter Noli made an appearance at the site. The mysterious disappearance of the ship adds to the fascination of Portuguese exploration history. The miners also found several other wrecks near the region while conducting a challenging task of draining an artificial salt lake. As the lake dried out, many lost ships were discovered lying at the lake bed.
The uncovering of the ancient shipwreck at Bom Jesus did not happen overnight; relics were first found on the beach before the buried treasure was unearthed. It took the miners a whole week from the initial signs of the shipwreck on the beach to finally lay their hands on gold coins and ivory tusks, after six long days of digging and excavating. The hard work paid off with the discovery of a massive treasure trove.

The unearthing of the shipwreck known as “Bom Jesus” is celebrated as one of the most significant discoveries in history due to its ancient origins and the abundance of gold coins found on board. This site has been recognized by UNESCO for its role in preserving underwater cultural heritage.
The treasure of “Bom Jesus” consists of a diverse array of items from various countries around the globe. The cargo onboard includes ivory from West Africa, copper ingots from Germany, and gold coins from Portugal, Spain, and Venice.
Explore a trove of silver coins and weapons, such as knives and high-quality swords, alongside the personal belongings and skeletal remains of the crew members.

A number of gold coins were discovered among the remains of the ship, most of which are in mint condition, according to Dr. Dieter Noli, an archaeologist. The government of Namibia plans to retain the gold since it was technically found within its borders. It is standard procedure for a country to claim any spoils discovered near its shores, such as shipwrecks or treasures.

There is a slight deviation from this rule if the ship carrying the treasure is identified to have belonged to a specific nation at the time it sank. In such cases, the remains automatically go to the country whose flag it bore in its final moments. However, the authorities of Portugal displayed great generosity by relinquishing their rights over the treasure and allowing Namibia to keep it.

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