Friday, December 14

Indian silk under water?

The entire world knows that Indian silk was one of the precious items favored by ancient western
rulers. There is plenty of historical evidence that ancient Roman emperors traded with India. Gold coins minted by Indians and Romans were fund in each other's country.

So it is nothing new that Indian silk was being carried by the ship Quedagh Merchant, that was captured by the noted pirate Captain Kidd in the seventeenth century before it sank off the Dominican coastal waters.

Charles Beekert of the underwater archaeology team, from Indiana University, said that the wreck has remained undiscovered all these years given its location, just 70 feet off the coast of Catalina Island in the Dominican Republic in less than 10 feet of seawater.

Historians write that Kidd captured the Quedagh Merchant, loaded with valuable satins and silks, gold, silver and other East Indian merchandise, but left the ship in the Caribbean as he sailed to New York on a less conspicuous sloop to clear his name of the criminal charges.

News: Yahoo

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