Namibian Shipwreck found 1533
Namibia Atlantic Coastal

Diamond miners find 500-year-old shipwreck loaded with £9million of gold in the Namibian desert 

  • Diamond miners stumbled across a 500-year-old shipwreck in Namibia
  • Portuguese ship the Bom Jesus disappeared in 1533 en route to India
  • Discovered in sand when miners drained a man made sea water lagoon
  • It contained £9million worth of gold and silver coins and ivory tusks
Namibia Atlantic Coastal

Namibia Atlantic Coastal

 

Diamond miners working off the coast of Africa stumbled across a 500-year-old shipwreck loaded with £9million of gold and coins. The Bom Jesus – or Good Jesus – was first discovered along the Namibian coast near Oranjemund by geologists from the mining company De Beers in April 2008.

It was a Portuguese ship which set sail from Lisbon in 1533 captained by Sir Francisco de Noronha, and vanished, along with its entire crew, while on a voyage to India.

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