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San Jose shipwreck dubbed 'the Holy Grail' to be exhumed off Colombia with $20 billion sunken treasure

 
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San Jose shipwreck dubbed 'the Holy Grail' to be exhumed off Colombia with $20 billion sunken treasure
San Jose shipwreck dubbed 'the Holy Grail' to be exhumed off Colombia with $20 billion sunken treasure

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'Holy Grail of wrecks' with $20bn cargo to be raised after 300 years
The Spanish galleon San Jose sank off the Colombian port of Cartagena in 1708 with treasures worth up to $20 billion in today's money on board
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Colombia declares the wreck will be raised before President Gustavo Petro's term of office ends in 2026
Around 200 tons of gold, silver and emeralds are thought to be on board the legendary Spanish flagship which sunk during a skirmish with the British in 1708
But Colombia faces competing claims from Spain, Bolivia, and a US company which claims it found it first
The 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks' containing up to 200 tons of gold, silver and emeralds could be floating on the Caribbean within months after Colombia declared a national mission to recover the treasure.

The Spanish galleon San Jose sank off the Colombian port of Cartagena after its powder magazines detonated during a skirmish with the British in 1708. On board were treasures worth up to $20 billion in today's money along with 600 sailors, all but 11 of whom went down with the ship.

In 2015, the Colombian government announced that a team of navy divers had discovered the legendary ship lying in nearly 3,100 feet of water. Last year, another team brought back jaw-dropping images of its perfectly preserved cargo.

Now, the Colombian government has said it will be raised before President Gustavo Petro ends his term of office in 2026.

But there is going to be an almighty fight over who owns the wreck, with a US firm claiming it found the boat and demanding half the loot. Also laying claims, are the Spanish government and an indigenous group.

The San Jose galleon was owned by the Spanish crown when it was sunk by the British Navy near Cartagena in 1708, and only 11 of its 600-strong crew survived
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The San Jose galleon was owned by the Spanish crown when it was sunk by the British Navy near Cartagena in 1708, and only 11 of its 600-strong crew survived
The San Jose was a 62-gun galleon that went down on June 8, 1708, with 600 people on board
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The San Jose was a 62-gun galleon that went down on June 8, 1708, with 600 people on board

Gold coins were also picked up on the video released by the Colombian government
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