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'Holy grail' of shipwrecks laden with treasures worth £12.6 billion

by Associated Press and Phoebe Weston for Mailonline 25 May 2018 04:16 UTC
A Spanish galleon laden with treasures worth £12.6 billion ($17 billion) that sank to the bottom of the Caribbean 300 years ago was found using an autonomous robot, researchers have revealed. © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

It has been described as the 'holy grail' of shipwrecks containing one of the most valuable hauls of treasure ever lost at sea.

Named the San Jose, the 18th-century Spanish galleon was found three years ago off the coast of Colombia.

Now new details have emerged about the discovery of the shipwreck, which contains £12.6 billion ($17 billion) worth of treasure.

According to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the San Jose was located by an underwater autonomous robot.

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