Thursday, May 07, 2015

'Captain Kidd's treasure' found off Madagascar

Buried treasure that may have belonged to the notorious Scottish pirate Captain Kidd has been discovered by archaeologists in Madagascar.

The office of the country’s president, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, posted the first image of divers recovering a hulk of silver on its official Twitter account on Thursday. “The discovery of a wreck and treasure in the waters,” read the message in French and Malagasy.

A joint UK-US archaeological research mission found the 55kg bar of silver in shallow waters off Saint Marie island, the office said.

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