U.S. treasure hunters must return $500million haul seized from seabed shipwreck to Spain

02 Feb 2012 10:45 AM | Anonymous

U.S. treasure hunters must return $500million haul seized from seabed shipwreck to Spain

By Hannah Roberts

Last updated at 7:32 AM on 2nd February 2012It is a treasure haul of unimaginable magnificence, an undersea Aladdin's cave of silver coins, hauled covertly out of the lost wreck of a 19th century Spanish galleon and airlifted to the U.S. 

But now a five year legal wrangle over the true ownership of a $500million treasure trove seized by American treasure hunters in 2007 has come to an end-with a U.S judge ruling that the 17ton fortune must be returned to Spain.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2095279/Sunken-treasure-trove-worth-500million-returned-Spain.html#ixzz1lEvkYf3V
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