Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cuban fishermen discover ancient artifacts

Cuban fishermen discover ancient artifacts
By Indo Asian News Service | IANS

Havana, Aug 23 (IANS) Fishermen in Cuba's Pinar del Rio province have
discovered artifacts believed to be from a 17th or 18th century shipwreck.
The "important marine archaeological find" was recently discovered off
the coast of Puerto Esperanza, a town in Pinar del Rio, Xinhua reported.
The find comprises some 60 artifacts, including firearms, cannon balls,
swords and machetes.
"While it's important to point out that this is an interesting
discovery, it's crucial to insist that such finds of historical value
must remain and be preserved in their own setting," a researcher and
member of Cuba's Naval Maritime Historical Group, Enrique Giniebra said.
The coasts around the province are littered with shipwrecks dating from
the age of pirates on the high seas, Giniebra added.
This particular find is considered as the most important till date in
the province.

Source: Cuban fishermen discover ancient artifacts - Yahoo Maktoob News

No comments:

Post a Comment