The Holy Grail of Shipwrecks

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A man points to an illustration of the Spanish galleon San Jose during a press conference to announce the finding of the shipwreck near Cartagena, Colombia, in December. [Photo courtesy EPA/RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO.]
A man points to an illustration of the Spanish galleon San Jose during a press conference to announce the finding of the shipwreck near Cartagena, Colombia, in December. [Photo courtesy EPA/RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO.]

Three hundred years ago, the treasure ship San Jose sank in the Caribbean. The Spanish galleon was leading a 17-ship fleet home from the Americas. Its hold was full of gold and jewels from the New World.

France and Spain were desperate for the riches the San Jose carried. Europe was at war...

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