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Drought reveals trove of 400-year-old sunken treasure at bottom of Polish river

Posted by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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A trove of sunken treasure from the has been unearthed thanks to a drought that reduced a Polish river to puddles.

More than ten tons of ornate marble statues, fountains and palace pillars appeared on the bed of Poland's River Vistula as its waters gradually receded to record lows over the summer.

The haul is believed to have been left behind by marauding Swedish invaders who plundered Poland's rulers in the 17th Century loading the spoils onto barges to transport home.

But experts believe the masonry proved too heavy for their wooden warships which eventually sank under the weight.

Continued with the DailyMail

by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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StephanAndCoral
by Stephanie on Sep. 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Interesting
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SisterPeach
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I wanna find sunken treasure!

kerryket
by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Me too!

Quoting SisterPeach:

I wanna find sunken treasure!

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KenzieQsMommy
by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Now that is too cool!

momofsixangels
by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Very cool!

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