Emerald and Gold Treasures of the Spanish Galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha

On September 4, 1622 the Tierra Firme flota of twenty-eight ships left Havana bound for Spain. With it was carried the wealth of an empire; Silver from Peru and Mexico, gold and emeralds from Colombia, pearls from Venezuela. Each ship carried its crew, soldiers, passengers, Read More …

First European Battle on American Soil: 1565

With so much talk about the history of this country and how it’s been cherry picked and “white washed”, it might serve some well to actually know how the beginnings of our country actually came to be. Spanish forces under Pedro Menéndez de Avilés capture Read More …

The $500,000 Emerald Ring

Divers have discovered an antique emerald ring worth $500,000 while searching for a sunken Spanish frigate off the coast of Florida. The gold piece of jewellery is thought to have come from the ill-fated Nuestra Senora de Atocha that sank off the Florida Keys 400 Read More …