Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus's ship found off Haiti after 500 years

The first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean now has something more to add to its title.


Already classified as one of the world's most important underwater archaeological discoveries of all time, the long-lost remains of Christopher Columbus's flagship, Santa Maria, was discovered of the coast of Haiti. It is lying at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti.

Archaeology correspondent David Keys who revealed the discovery have been able to capture significant evidence to make his conclusion. The team is currently working with the Haitian government to carry out the excavation of the wreck.

After 500 years resting on the bottom of the sea, it will require some skills to bring the remains of Santa Maria out of the water. Once the remains of Santa are full excavation, they will likely be placed in a museum in Haiti, attracting many tourists from all over the world

Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Konprann...

Mezanmi, yon bagay nou te etidye nan lekol, vini yon realite. Yo a penn dekouvri Bato Santa Maria nan dlow arebor Ayiti. Pli preciseman, se nan zonn Nor moun yo trouve li.

Dekouvert sa aprale fè Ayiti pli interesan toujou pou touriss vini visite. Pandan ke nape kraze, sanble La Nati ape ba Ayiti!

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Marise Louis says...

The history continues of "La Perle des Antilles".

Haiti is rediscovered again and lets bring on the tourists back. Lets work together to rebuild Haiti for a better tomorrow.

Parents please make your kids aware of this great

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Franklin Metayer says...

The full excavation of Santa Maria will be good for the economic growth of the country.

This monument will not only represent a remarkable memorabilia of a historical event that took place centuries ago during the expedition financed by Queen of Spain in the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus and his crews but also an everlasting treasure for Haiti.

I hope that the Haitian people stop destroying those historical monuments by working along with their government to clean, develop the country and take care of the environment.

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