Archaeologists may have found the ship of Columbus in which he discovered America
A group of American archaeologists found at the bottom of the Caribbean off the North coast of Haiti the wreckage, presumably of the ship “Santa Maria”, which Christopher Columbus discovered America.
“All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence give good reason to assume that this is the wreckage of the flagship Columbus – “Santa Maria,” said the head of the group, an American researcher Barry Clifford (Clifford Barry).
Such conclusions the group of archaeologists made after a recent expedition to the Caribbean, which was held in conjunction with the government of Haiti. Scientists using divers, magnetometers and sonar equipment thoroughly inspected the bottom.
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“Now we need to continue to work together with the government of Haiti to carry out a detailed archaeological excavation of the debris,” said Clifford. According to him, the excavations provide the first archaeological evidence of the discovery of America.
“Santa Maria” is the flagship single-deck, three-masted ship on which Christopher Columbus in 1492 discovered America. The vessel length is 21 to 25 meters, it can accommodate up to 40 people. The ship crashed off the coast of Haiti in December 25, 1492, when he hit a reef.