|Pirate Henry Morgan's Cannons Found in Panama?|
Two archaeologists recovering a cannon that scientists believe may have belonged to British pirate, Captain Henry Morgan, at the mouth of the Rio Chagres off Colon, Panama. INAC announced on Monday that a team of archaeologists recovered six iron cannons near the site where according to historical records, Morgans flagship, the Satisfaction, ran aground in 1671. (AP Photo/Donnie Reid, INAC.
PANAMA CITY (AP).- Archaeologists say six cannons recovered from a river in Panama that could have belonged to legendary pirate Henry Morgan are being studied and could eventually be displayed.
The group of Panamanian and foreign archaeologists say the cannons were found at the mouth of Panama's Chagres River, the site where Morgan's flagship, the Satisfaction, wrecked in 1671 while carrying him and his pirates to raid Panama City.
The team said Monday that the size and shape of the pieces looks very similar to the characteristics of small iron guns of the 17th century.
The cannons were detected in 2008 and rescued in 2010.
The archaeological survey was coordinated by the Waitt Institute with collaboration with Panama's National Culture Institute.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.
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