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WHM: The sinking of the Merchant Royal

Today’s World History Moment is September 23, 1641—the day the Merchant Royal, and its cargo of 100,000 pounds of gold, sank. Historian John R. Schmidt tells us about this treasure ship that is still presumably somewhere beneath the sea. (photo: Odyssey Marine Exploration claims to have found the Merchant Royal shipwreck. (Odyssey Marine Exploration via AP))

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