Spanish Culture and News

Treasure hunting in Spain = Piracy!

‘Pirates’ (Two Hungarian men and one American woman) were arrested this weekend for salvaging buried treasure off the South coast of Spain. Whereas in many countries it is legitimate to retrieve buried treasure from the sea floor, in Spain, where an estimated 1.5 billion dollars worth of loot lies amongst the sunken galleons, it is an arrestable offense.

But piracy? Well, according to the Guardian, apart from a few 17th century canon balls and Roman anchors, they did have five M-16s and a shotgun on board…

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