Discovery of the Anchor 'Christopher Columbus' on Caribbean Caramel Site

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Experts have used "treasure map" to create a remarkable discovery in the Caribbean, centuries-old Anchor that is believed to have originated from one of the ships of Christopher Columbus.

Analysis of anchor, which is found off the coast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, suggesting that the anchor came from between the years 1492 and 1550. The overall size and weight of the anchor values between 1,200 and 1,500 pounds indicates that it is the anchor of "bower". From the ships weighing 300 tonnes, the size of a typical ship of Columbus era.

"Anchor it comes from Christopher Columbus," said discovery of the shipwreck history specialist Darrell Miklos.
Miklos uses a treasure map created by old friends, NASA Astronaut Gordon Cooper, to find a series of wreck sites in the Caribbean. Cooper, who died of Parkinson's disease in 2004, creating a map of Mercury 9 flight Faith 7. At that time, he may be on a mission to identify the nuclear threat of the cold war.

Armed with detailed maps and research archives Cooper, Miklos and a crew of experts identify five locations of "colonial rule". The team used a magnetometer to identify the area of the shipwreck and then diving down to closer examination using a metal detector.

The discovery of the Turks and Caicos Islands is believed to be associated with Vicente Yanez Pinzon-Spain, sailors who, along with his brother Martin Alonso Pinzon, is part of the Columbus expedition.

Martin and Vicente was captain of the Pinta and Nina in the first voyage of Columbus in 1492. Six years later, around the time Columbus third voyage, Vicente Pinzon departed from Spain with four Caravels (smaller ships like the photos above), including the Pinta (Pinta also small ships). or if not know try to search on google soon, Let Us continue.

In 1499 and 1500 Vicente Pinzon found Brazil and the Amazon River. In the spring of 1500, the captain met with Columbus in Haiti to discuss the discovery of Brazil before carrying four crew returned to Spain. However, in July of that year were Vicente Pinzon the fleet was caught in a hurricane while anchored near the Turks and Caicos Islands and the two ships was falling apart. In the year 1502 Vicente Pinzon returned to the area in an effort to rescue a cargo of both ships.

In addition to the anchors, the team found a stack of other artifacts Miklos in shipwreck sites, including three hooks to wrestle that originated in the era of Columbus. Grappling hooks, or anchor, used to save the treasures from a ship that sank.

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Archaeologists also found pottery shards and olive jar painted with indigo paint, indicating the origin of Spain. A vessel from the island of Majorca in Spain were also found, which also marked the crash until the period between 1492 and the beginning of the 17th century.

In addition, some nails of iron and bronze, probably the remains of the last of the ships sunk, found, and there is also a section of damaged anchor ring. Broken anchor ring could indicate that it came from a ship's anchor with the fleet anchorage torn from Pinzon when hurricane.

The discovery marks a major breakthrough for the expedition. "It means that we now have one of the most valuable map in history," explained a spokesman for the event, in an email sent to Fox News. "The way that destroyed their ship is left so that the anchor point to the more artifacts/treasure to be found."

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