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Yaaarrrghh, $500 million treasure!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Point of Order, May 19, 2007.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    What an interesting line of business...

    Claim of deep-sea treasure called murky
    Large sums but few details surround a colonial-era shipwreck.
    By Alan Zarembo and Karen Kaplan, Times Staff Writers
    May 19, 2007

    Deep-sea treasure hunters said Friday that they had recovered what could be a record haul of gold and silver coins from a colonial-era shipwreck — but their failure to provide many details has set off a galleon-sized controversy over their claims.

    The hunters from Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc., a Tampa, Fla.-based company, said their haul had so far totaled about 17 tons of coins, more than 500,000 in all.

    Each coin could bring between a few hundred and several thousand dollars, according to an expert who evaluated some of them at the company's request. If the coins were worth an average of $1,000 each, the total could reach $500 million, which would make it one of the most valuable sunken treasures ever discovered.

    But some experts in nautical archeology were quick to cast doubt on the value of the booty.

    "There is no such thing as $500 million on any wreck in the world," said Robert Marx, a veteran treasure hunter. "Anybody who says so is … lying."

  2. We sail at dawn, mateys!
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Aaaarrrgghh, are we back to talkin like a pirate?
  4. hickory_smoke

    hickory_smoke Member

    It bae "ar" and never "yargh" or "argh."

    Ar bae an archaic form of yes, similar to aye.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Thank You, Lou Merloni...
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, that's loads of doubloons, matey .....
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