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Archaeologist pushing for ‘green light’ to dig up sunken Columbus ship to avoid looters

The U.S. marine archaeologist who believes he has found the famous flagship of Christopher Columbus said Wednesday that salvaging it was urgent to prevent looting. “I think this is an emergency situation. I think the ship needs to be excavated as quickly as possible, conserved and displayed to the world,”…

Archaeologists think they’ve found Santa Maria — exactly where Columbus said it would be

Archaeological investigators believe they may have discovered the long-lost remains of Christopher Columbus’ flagship, the Santa Maria. The leader of the expedition, Barry Clifford, told The Independent that all the evidence “strongly suggests” that wreckage found off the north coast of Haiti is the ship that sailed from Spain with…