‘Holy Grail’ of shipwrecks discovered, carries up to $17 billion in gold, silver, emeralds

Boy oh boy, the Spanish must’ve been furious when they lost this ship.

It’s the Motherload: $17 Billion in Loot Found on Sunken Galleon off Colombian Coast

A ship missing for over 300 years has been rediscovered, according to Colombian authorities – a boat with an estimated $17 billion in loot. San José was a 60-gun, 3-masted galleon of the Spanish Navy. It was launched in 1698, and was sunk in the battle off the coast of Cartagena in 1708, during a succession war. The war was