News: Archeologists Discover Pirate Treasure

Feb 8, 2011 by

now suspect they’ve found one more clue behind the pirate’s menace: what could very well be Blackbeard’s sword, or at least part of it. National Geographic published photos released by a team  that has for over a decade been excavating the Queen Anne’s Revenge, which was Blackbeard’s flagship until it ran aground in an inlet off the coast of North Carolina in 1718. These include fragments of a gilded hilt and pommel, possibly of French design (Blackbeard’s ship was a retrofitted French merchant vessel). The shipwreck has been worked on since 1997.

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