Thursday, October 2, 2008

The XVIth Century Ship wrecked in Namibia is Portuguese!!

(A handout photo, provided to the media on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, shows a Portuguese gold coin, minted in the late 1400s or early 1500s and found on the shipwreck in Namibia, Africa. Source: Namdeb/De Beers via Bloomberg News )
É português o navio do Século XVI descoberto em Maio na costa da Namíbia. Os despojos incluem mais de duas mil moedas de ouro e centenas de prata, além de presas de elefante. Vejam os vídeos com a notícia [AQUI] e [AQUI]. * The XVIth Century wrecked ship, the remains of which were found in Namibia's coast last April, is Portuguese! You may watch some videos from a Portuguses Television [HERE] and [HERE].
It is considered Namibia's most important archaeological find of the century. In an initial recovery of objects from the shipwreck site during April, artefacts that included thousands of Portuguese and Spanish gold coins, minted in the late 1400s and early 1500s, bronze cannons, more than 50 elephant tusks, several tons of copper, navigational instruments and pewter tableware were discovered at the site and removed for safekeeping.
This information was kindly presented to me by José Manuel, to whom I thank ever so much!...

4 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Have very interesting and even cool. What a find!! I like the tool for navigation. It looks like a tool we used to use in math. Great post. MB

Norton - Hans Christian said...

Fantástico. Não vi a notícia na televisão. São coisas destas que mesmo para os que adoram o mar e o nosso passado, nos comovem por com tanta força nos ligarem a esse passado de uma forma tão concreta e vívida. É um orgulho muito grande ser Português - dos que não têm vergonha da na nossa história e que sonham em repetir cada uma das nossas grandes viagens por mar.

Coca Cutie said...

Welcome more or less back Sailor! Big vacations you had!!! :)

Great info, I didnt had a clue, but I'm interested and I will follow.

Tash said...

Looks like out of a Pirates of the Carribean movie set. Very interesting.