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    Default Shipwreck loaded with treasure found off Namibia

    Shipwreck loaded with treasure found off Namibia

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa....ap/index.html

    WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) -- Geologists searching for diamonds have stumbled upon a shipwreck loaded with gold and silver coins, ivory and cannons to fend off pirates.

    An archaelogist told The Associated Press on Thursday that the ship dates back some 500 years -- around the time Vasco de Gama and Columbus were plying the waters of the New World.

    The Namdeb Diamond Corp. had reported Wednesday that geologists discovered the shipwreck on April 1 during a search for diamonds off Namibia's southwest coast.

    Astrolabes and other period navigational tools were discovered.

    An astrolabe was the forerunner of the sextant and was used to measure the maximum angle between the sun and the horizon, thus enabling the seafarers to establish how far north or south they were.

    Spanish gold coins, Portuguese silver coins minted in the late 1400s or early 1500s were found, as well as dividers used for measuring distance on a map during navigation.

    The reverse of the some of the gold coins depicts Ferdinand and Isabella, two Spanish monarchs of the time.
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    I mean it takes REAL talent to partially "brain" yee-self by falling from a coconut tree while on vacation- I personally would be super pissed if I ruined a vacation by doing something that damn dumb. Although, rum punch has been known to have a really freaky effect on me.... so maybe I should not look a gift horse in the mouth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Aye, yet BEWARE me curse...

    MY EYES!!!!!

    There is a saying about looking like death warmed over and I believe it has this picture next to the definition. I know he's a rock god and all but he gives me the willies looking at him. I can only imagine what he looks like when he wakes up in the morning.
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