16th century ship found on "Skeleton Coast"

Archaeologists are working furiously to save the wreck of a 16th century Portuguese ship discovered recently on the Namibian coast. "This is perhaps the largest find in terms of artefacts from a shipwreck in this part of the world," said project manager Webber Ndoro.

So far, the team has found coins, "copper ingots, ivory, metal cannonballs, chunks of wooden hull, imprints of swords, elephant tusks, and cannons." The shipwreck was discovered in an areas drained for the construction of a diamond mine along Namibia's "Skeleton Coast," so named because of the large number of shipwrecks there.