Home Click here to download the Media Kit
Reference: Français Español Deutsch    Online: عربي English
Country Profiles:
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Benin
Brunei
Burkina
Cameroon
Chad
Comoros
Cote d’Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Emirates
Gabon
Gambia
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Libya
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Mozambique
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Sudan
Suriname
Syria
Tajikistan
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Yemen
Andorra
Angola
Antigua
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burundi
Cambodia
Canada
Cape Verde
Central Africa
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Congo Democ.
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Rep.
Ecuador
El Salvador
Eq. Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Kiribati
Laos
Latvia
Lesotho
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malta
Marshall
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Guinea
New Zealand
Nicaragua
North Korea
Norway
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Kitts
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome
Serbia & Mon.
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Trinidad
Tuvalu
Taiwan
Ukraine
UK
Uruguay
USA
Vanuatu
Vatican
Venezuela
Viet Nam
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Ghana

Namibia Finds Treasure Shipwreck


 

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ A 500-year-old shipwreck laden with treasure has been discovered off the coast of Namibia.

The country's diamond company, Namdeb, says it found the wreck during operations on the seabed.

The find includes three bronze cannons, thousands of Spanish and Portuguese gold coins, and several tonnes of elephant tusks.

There were also human remains and navigational instruments. Excavations in the area were halted immediately.

Archaeological experts have identified the cannons as coming from early 16th-Century Spain.

It is thought to be the oldest shipwreck ever discovered in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Namdeb said it came across the wreck on April 1 during operations in the Atlantic after finding some copper ingots and the cannons.

The company is speculating that the ship may be linked to Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias, who went missing in 1500 after becoming the first European seafarer to round the Cape of Good Hope.

Namdeb spokesman Hilifa Mbako said the Portuguese and Spanish governments had been alerted and they expected a team of experts to be dispatched to the site shortly for further investigations.

"The shipwreck holds more questions than answers," he said.

Namdeb is a joint venture between De Beers and the Namibian government.

Back to main page
Namibia Finds Treasure Shipwreck
Namibia Finds Treasure Shipwreck

A shipwreck laden with treasure has been discovered off the coast of Namibia. (07/05/2008)

Showing 1 news articles
Back To Top

Namibia

The news that published in Islamic Tourism Trade Media

    Show year 2008 (1)
    Show year 2007 (1)
    Show year 2006 (2)
    Show year 2005 (2)
    Show all (6)

The articles which appeared in Islamic Tourism magazine




Select Country News
Country:

Founded by Mr. A.S.Shakiry on 2011     -     Published by TCPH, London - U.K
TCPH Ltd
Islamic Tourism
Unit 2B, 2nd Floor
289 Cricklewood Broadway
London NW2 6NX, UK

Copyright © A S Shakiry and TCPH Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8452 5244
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8452 5388
post@islamictourism.com