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The BBC Reports Captain Kidd’s treasure found in Madagascar

Captain Kidd’s treasure found in Madagascar?

The BBC is reporting that Captain Kidd’s treasure may have been found off the coast of Madagascar. What has actually been found is a single large  50 kilogram silver bar, believed to have originated in 17th Century Bolivia.

Portrait of Captain William Kidd, Captain Kidd's treasure found
Portrait of Captain William Kidd

Famed underwater explorer Barry Clifford believes the silver bar came from the wreck of Captain William Kidd’s (executed for piracy in London in 1701) ship.

Captain William Kidd after being executed in 1701. Captain Kidd's treasure found
Captain William Kidd after being executed in 1701.

Forensic tests will be made on timbers from the ship to see if it originated in England.

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