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2011-08-06 05:40:00

Archaeologists say they have discovered a ship wreck at the bottom of the Chagres River in Panama believed to be part of Captain Henry Morgan's lost fleet. The team uncovered 52 by 22 feet of the starboard side of a wooden ship's hull and a series of unopened cargo boxes and chests encrusted in coral. The research team located the shipwreck with the help of a magnetometer survey, an underwater archaeological technique used to locate anomalies in the magnetic field below the surface of the...

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2011-03-01 14:10:00

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...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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