Interesting news for shipwreck fans. The treasure found at the shipwreck code-named the “Black Swan site” has returned to Spain.
Consisting of 18th-century silver coins weighing more than 17 tons, hundreds of gold coins, worked gold and other artifacts, the treasure has been at the center of an acrimonious international legal battle ever since it was discovered in 2007 by underwater robots from Odyssey Marine Exploration, a Florida-based treasure-hunting company.
Immediately after the treasure was recovered, Spain filed a claim arguing that the treasure originated from theNuestra Senora de las Mercedes. The 36-gun Spanish frigate sank off the coast of Portugal in 1804 with 200 people aboard following a battle with four British navy ships.