The President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos on 4 December announced the discovery of the Galleon «San Jose» which sank near the Colombian coast over 300 years ago with a cargo of jewels.
The President wrote about this in his microblog on Twitter. The details should be published for Saturday, December 5.
Spanish 60-gun Galleon sank on 3 June 1708 in the Colombian district of Cartagena. The ship was carrying a cargo of emeralds, gold and silver and went to the bottom after battle with English Navy.
Colombian archaeologists believe that the cargo in holds «San Jose» is now worth five billion dollars.