For over five centuries, the shipwrecked Santa Maria has been at the bottom of the sea. But reports are now emerging that Christopher Columbus’ largest ship has been found off of the northern coast of Haiti. Archaeologist Barry Clifford claims to have found the ship’s remains and is eager to prove it with excavation.
If true, Clifford will be responsible for finding the shipwrecked vessel that led to the discovery of the Americas. “All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship, the Santa Maria,” Clifford said to the Independent. Thus far, the evidence makes a very compelling case.
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