Madagascar - Island of lost treasures

Off MadagascarPhoto Maurits

From RFI English

No-one knows how many ships lie on the seabed off the coast of Madagascar.

Archeologists, and treasure hunters, have searched the ocean floor around the country for many years, discovering a number of wrecks.

But until now, no-one has found the Degrave, a mythical ship that sank off the southern coast in 1703.

Reporter Tim Healy goes to Madagascar to find out more.


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shipwreck of the Degrave

treasure hunters archeologists Madagascar the Degrave Reporter Tim Healy