Spain files claim over FL shipwreck treasure

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  1. ljwf22

    ljwf22 Reality continues to ruin my life.

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    "TAMPA, Fla. - The Spanish government has filed claims in U.S. federal court over a shipwreck that a Florida firm found laden with colonial-era treasure, an attorney said Thursday.

    If the vessel was Spanish or was removed from that country's waters, any treasure would belong to Spain, said James Goold, an attorney representing the government."

    Link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070531/ap_on_re_us/spain_treasure_ship

    Interesting....
     
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  3. Lurker

    Lurker Former Member

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    I'd like to file a claim too.

    It's mine I tell you , ALL MINE!

    There was some jewels, and coins. yeah, lots of coins and jewels. LOL
     
  4. czechmate7

    czechmate7 Former Member

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: That reminds me of that cartoon with Daffy Duck when we finds all that treasure....

     
  5. Peter Hamilton

    Peter Hamilton New Member

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    Stupid Spanish government--They enslaved and destroyed 2 great civilizations(OK the Aztecs did a lot of human sacrifices but besides that),the Spanish murdered and worked to death thousands of Aztecs and incas by forcing them to work in mines and ,many more thousands died from the European Diseases of which the Aztecs and Incas had no immunity from--If ANYBODY deserves some of this,its the countries of Mexico and Peru,not Spain--
     
  6. Glow

    Glow Active Member

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    Well, they cant be that stupid.... they knew enough to file a suit just in case it is a Spanish galleon.
     
  7. MagicRose99

    MagicRose99 Watch out for my thorns!

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    This seems backwards to me... Spain is basically saying, "Prove that it's NOT ours..." when in reality, they should have to prove why they think it IS there's...
     

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