Anne Bentley and David Sundman forwarded this BBC News article from Thursday on the purported discovery of 'Captain Kidd's
treasure' in Madagscar. -Editor
Underwater explorers in Madagascar say they have discovered treasure belonging to the
notorious 17th-Century Scottish pirate William Kidd.
A 50kg (7st 9lb) silver bar was brought to shore on Thursday on the island of Sainte Marie, from what is thought to be the wreck of the
The bar was presented to Madagascar's president at a special ceremony. US explorer Barry Clifford says he believes there are many
more such bars still in the wreck.
Capt Kidd was first appointed by the British authorities to tackle piracy but later became a ruthless criminal and was executed in
The team believes the bar, marked with what appears to be a letter S and a letter T, has its origins in 17th-Century Bolivia.
It believes the ship it has found was built in England, however there is bound to be scepticism and calls for more proof that the bar
was linked to Capt Kidd, our reporter says.
The location of the ship, thought to have sunk in 1698, has been known about for many years but the silver bar was only discovered
earlier this week.
Skepticism abounds, I'm sure. No word of any coin finds, yet. It will be interesting to see how this develops. -Editor
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Pirate Captain Kidd's 'treasure' found in Madagascar
Wayne Homren, Editor
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