Treasure trove found in 500-year-old shipwreck off Africa

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 15:49 in Earth & Climate

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- The ship was laden with tons of copper ingots, elephant tusks, gold coins - and cannons to fend off pirates. But it had nothing to protect it from the fierce weather off a particularly bleak stretch of inhospitable African coast, and it sank 500 years ago....

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