Who Owns the Santa Maria? Shipwrecks and the UNESCO 2001 Convention

Posted By on May 28, 2014 |

“The announcement last Tuesday that the wreck of Christopher Columbus’ flagship the Santa Maria had potentially been found in Haiti caused a wave of excitement around the world. If the wreck does turn out to be theSanta Maria it will be one of the most important discoveries ever made, and even if it is not the famous ship, any vessel of the age of exploration would still be of immense archaeological and historical value. Either way, the vessel will be the target of intense international scrutiny.”

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