Pirate Artifacts Recovered

blackbeardArchaeologists recently recovered artifacts from a shipwreck thought to be the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of famous 18th-century pirate Blackbeard. The wreck rests in 22 feet of water a few miles off the coast of North Carolina.

A chart divider, an apothecary weight, a mortar and pestle, silver coins, a sword guard and bits of gold were among the artifacts taken from the submerged ship. Pirates often looted navigational instruments, because they could easily be sold or traded.

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