Saturday, June 6, 2009

Spain awarded shipwreck treasure


... De boot in kwestie was de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, een Spaans oorlogsschip, dat sprong door de lucht op 5 oktober 1804 in de Slag van Kaap Santa Maria, voor de kust van de Algarve, na een schot het Engels vloot.


... Le bateau en question était le Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes, un navire de guerre espagnol qui a sauté dans les airs sur 5 Octobre 1804 lors de la bataille de Cape Santa Maria, au large de la côte de l'Algarve, après un coup de feu la flotte anglaise.A deep sea treasure-hunting company has been ordered by a US judge to hand over half a million gold and silver coins to the government of Spain.

... the boat in question was the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes, a Spanish warship that jumped through the air on October 5, 1804 at the Battle of Cape Santa Maria, off the coast of the Algarve, after a gunshot the English fleet.(If you want to know more about the treasure read "El Pais, Madrid, Spain, the sinking of the problem in American courts, click here:http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/Odyssey/pierde/primer/round/elpepicul/20090605elpepicul_1/Tes

...el barco en cuestión era el Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, un buque de guerra español que saltó por los aires el 5 de octubre de 1804 en la batalla del cabo de Santa María, frente a las costas del Algarve, tras un cañonazo de la flota inglesa.


The company, Odyssey Marine Exploration, raised the haul from a shipwreck in the Atlantic, suspected to be that of a Spanish naval vessel.
The Spanish government argued that the treasure formed part of the country's national heritage.
But Odyssey intends to appeal, saying it has a claim to the treasure.
This is just the latest round of a long-running and sometimes murky dispute, says the BBC's Steve Kingstone in Madrid.

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