Namibia Shipwreck Find: Cataloging the treasures of a 500-year-old ship wreck

June 14, 2017 6:07 pm

The wreckage of a 500-year-old Portuguese ship filled with gold coins was unearthed by diggers from diamond giant De Beers in 2008. Archaeologists have confirmed the wreckage is that of Bom Jesus, a ship that set sail from Lisbon in 1533 and disappeared near the Namibian diamond mining town of Oranjemund. Since then, the Namibian government and DeBeers have been cataloging the find.

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