German Scientists Study Panama Shipwreck

June 25, 2004

scientists at the University of Kiel, innorthern Germany, announced this weekthey believe they have discovered theremains of one of Christopher Columbus’sships that sunk five centuries ago off theeast coast of Panama.The ship is believed to be the three mast“Vizcaína,” which Columbus used onhis fourth voyage to the Americas in 1502.Scientists and professors at the universityhave been analyzing wood samplestaken from the wreck site.“We are still not definitely confirminganything, but there is a very high probabilitythat this is the oldest ship everfound in the New World,” said PeterGrootes, a professor of antiquities.During his fourth voyage to the NewWorld, Columbus explored the coast fromPanama to Honduras. He died in 1506.

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