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Colombia shares unprecedented images of treasure-laden wreck

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BOGOTA – Colombia’s army has shared unprecedented images of the legendary San Jose galleon shipwreck, hidden underwater for three centuries and believed to have been carrying riches worth billions of dollars in today’s money. Four observation missions using a remotely operated vehicle were sent to the wreck at a depth of almost 950 meters (3,100 feet) off Colombia’s Caribbean coast, the army said in a statement late Monday. These missions, carried out by the navy under the supervision of the culture ministry, found the galleon untouched by “human intervention.” Cannons partially covered by mud…

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