Chris Muir's Day By Day

Thursday, May 07, 2015

One Lousy Bar? Arrrr.

Barry Clifford finds a bit of Captain Kidd's treasure:

Archaeologists in Madagascar believe they have discovered treasure belonging to the ruthless Scottish pirate William Kidd.

Divers brought a 50kg silver bar to the shore and soldiers have been guarding the suspected treasure at Sainte Marie Island, the BBC reports.

The silver bar was discovered just off the coast in shallow water by a team led by under water explorer Barry Clifford.


Not that a 50kg silver bar is anything to sneeze at, but it's just a fraction of the treasure haul that Kidd reputedly collected. This bar is probably one that was accidentally dropped overboard while transferring it from one ship to another.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

I'd have to agree, that was lost over the side and they let it go...