UNESCO declares wreck found near Haiti is not Columbus’s Santa Maria

Posted on October 6, 2014 • Filed under: Archaeology, Haiti

theguardian.com reported….Haiti shipwreck is not Columbus’s Santa Maria, says Unesco
UN researchers find proof that wreck initially believed to have been explorer’s flagship is actually from later period. Claims that a wreck found off Haiti was Christopher Columbus’s flagship from his first voyage to the Americas have been scuttled after experts determined it was that of a ship from a later period. The marine archaeologist Barry Clifford announced in May that he believed he had identified the wreck of the Santa Maria, one of three ships Columbus led on his first crossing of the Atlantic, which sank in 1492 off the northern coast of Haiti. Read Article

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