Treasure Chasers

March 27, 2011


Filed under: Shipwreck — Tags: — admin @ 4:07 pm

Queen of the Terra Firma fleet, the proud Spanish treasure galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha sank off the Florida Keys during a fierce hurricane in 1622. Bound for the king of Spain, it was filled with treasures of the New World, some of which were intended for the heirs of Christopher Columbus. Fate, however, had another recipient in mind. Three hundred and seventy-one years later, these immense royal treasures were delivered for our customer’s private inspection. Silver pieces of eight, gold doubloons, precious emeralds, bars of gold and silver, and unique jewelry creations of timeless beauty. A king’s ransom. A pirate’s dream. The Culmination of a classic treasure hunt. A fortunate twist of fate. In 1993, we brought Jim Sinclair, archaeologist, along with Andy Matroci, and other members of the Atocha recovery crew to our store in Overland Park, Kansas. All the publicity brought those that have followed the Atocha’s fate for many years, and others that were curious about Spanish history. There were thousands that attended the event.

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