March 1, 2011
Henry Morgan Was Here?
Archaeologists said that the cannons recovered from a river in Panama could have belonged to the legendary pirate Henry Morgan.
They said that the cannons are being studied and could eventually be displayed.
The group of Panamanian and foreign archaeologists said the cannons were found at the mouth of Panama's Chagres river, which is the site where Morgan's flagship "The Satisfaction" wrecked in 1671 while carrying him and his pirate to raid Panama City.
The team said the size and shape of the pieces looks very similar to the small iron guns of the 17th century.
The cannons were found in 2008 and recovered last year.
The Waitt Institute and Panama's National Culture Institute coordinated the archaeological survey.