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At the bottom of the Arabian Sea, a 500-year-old shipwreck from the fleet of Vasco da Gama

I wonder how many of these we will find in 2016...At the bottom of the Arabian Sea, a 500-year-old shipwreck from the fleet of Vasco da Gama:

Standing atop the rugged, barren peak of Al-Hallaniyah Island, eyeing the blue-gray Arabian Sea as it lashed the rocky coast below, David Mearns tried to transport himself back 500 years.

The sky was dark with storm clouds, the sea a raging, surging maelstrom. Two ships, heedlessly anchored on the exposed northern side of the island, were whipped about by the winds and waves, stretching their moorings to the breaking point. Once adrift, the wooden vessels were driven twoard shore and bashed against the rocks. One got close enough to the beach for its crew to escape before it broke apart completely. The other splintered and sank in deep water, dragging everyone onboard, including its captain, to the bottom of the sea.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/16/at-the-bottom-of-the-arabian-sea-a-500-year-old-shipwreck-from-the-fleet-of-vasco-da-gama/

 


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