December 1, 2012

Spain reveals shipwreck treasure

Spanish authorities have revealed some of the treasures from a ship that sank more than 200 years ago.
The Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes galleon sank off Portugal's coast near the straits of Gibraltar in 1804 with more than 500,000 silver coins.
Spain won a five-year legal dispute to claim ownership for the treasures found by a US firm.
Only a small portion of the treasure, estimated to be worth $500m (£310m; 385m euros) has been displayed.