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stepping stones of maritime history


Wrecked on the coast of Portugal 22 January 1626; 198 men were taken prisoner in Lisboa. Archaeologists in Portugal have discovered a wreck in September 2018 that could be a Dutch East Indiaman.

The peppercorns, fragments of Chinese porcelain and bronze cannon among the sunken remains of a 400-year-old ship that once sailed the spice route between Europe and India. Cowrie shells were also found, which were used in the slave trade on the West coast of Africa.

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MasterKornelis Hartman
People on board198


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