Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Fantastic Historical Discovery: The Santa Maria!

From an article at the British news source, The Independent:
More than five centuries after Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, was wrecked in the Caribbean, archaeological investigators think they may have discovered the vessel’s long-lost remains – lying at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti. It’s likely to be one of the world’s most important underwater archaeological discoveries.
“All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship, the Santa Maria,” said the leader of a recent reconnaissance expedition to the site, one of America’s top underwater archaeological investigators, Barry Clifford.
There is much more on this fascinating discovery as well as on the history Columbus's journey and the actual wreck of the Santa Maria.  Here's a map from the article as well: