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ORANJEMUND, NAMIBIA -- OCTOBER 01: One of the 3 Excellentes coins, which display inscriptions of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, known for uniting Spain in the early 1500s found on October 01, 2008 in Oranjemund, Namibia. The wreck was uncovered by miners in the Namdeb diamond mine off the coast of Namibia. The ship was found seven meters below sea level on April 1, 2008. Archeologists presume the wreck is from the early 1500s. Most of the the artifacts found are being stored in a storage shed at the Namdeb Diamond Mine. Items include: copper ingots, bronze canons, canon balls, pewter bowls and plates, ivory tusks from African elephants, and most substantial over 2000 gold coins - approximately 21 kg - the most gold found in Africa since the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. (Photo by Amy Toensing) _________________________________

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ORANJEMUND, NAMIBIA -- OCTOBER 01: One of the 3 Excellentes coins, which display inscriptions of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, known for uniting Spain in the early 1500s found on October 01, 2008 in Oranjemund, Namibia. The wreck was uncovered by miners in the Namdeb diamond mine off the coast of Namibia. The ship was found seven meters below sea level on April 1, 2008. Archeologists presume the wreck is from the early 1500s. Most of the the artifacts found are being stored in a storage shed at the Namdeb Diamond Mine. Items include: copper ingots, bronze canons, canon balls, pewter bowls and plates, ivory tusks from African elephants, and most substantial over 2000 gold coins - approximately 21 kg - the most gold found in Africa since the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. (Photo by Amy Toensing) _________________________________<br />
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