A 452-Year-Old Shipwreck Was Found Off The Florida Coast – And It’s Led To An International Feud

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Image: Global Marine Exploration Inc.

We’ll return to the legal shenanigans presently. But what exactly did GME find? Well, diving in waters just off Florida’s Cape Canaveral, the divers uncovered a scattered array of objects on the seabed. For instance, pictured here is a bronze cannon with a fleur-de-lis mark, which is a symbol of France.

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Image: Global Marine Exploration, Inc. via Live Science

The GME divers also found three highly decorated brass cannons. These weapons, GME boss Robert Pritchett informed Live Science, may be worth in excess of $1 million apiece. They lie in water from 15 to 25 feet deep amid sands that are continually moving. “So the cannons could be covered by 3 feet of sand, or they could be covered by 8 feet of sand. It’s different every time the wind blows,” Pritchett told the Daily Mail.

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