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The oldest shipwreck in the Caribbean

Treasures hunters in the Caribbean have found the oldest shipwreck in the area off the Dominican Republic coast.

At the last count Captain Billy Rawson and his crew had uncovered 700 silver coins that could be worth millions, jade figurines and even a mirrored stone that was possibly used in Shamanic rituals.

Everything was in pretty good condition, despite dating back to the 1500s.

‘We only started diving last autumn and haven’t gone down that much because it’s been the winter,’ said Randy Champion, vice president of the Utah-based company.

‘We have just scratched the surface,’ he added. ‘All of the stuff we’ve found is just from mucking about really.’

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Story: Amy Oliver, Daily Mail | Photo: Deep Blue Marine

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