Maritime archaeologists from Mexico and Spain are set to ramp up their efforts to find a treasure-laden Spanish galleon that sank in the 17th century.

The Nuestra Senora de Juncal (Our Lady of Juncal) sank in 1631 in the waters of what was then New Spain, Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH) said in a statement.

INAH and Spain’s Ministry of Culture recently announced that experts from both countries will take part in a new effort to locate the wreck this year. The 10-day expedition will take place during spring or summer.
In 2012, an expedition to find the wreck in the Gulf of Mexico detected “numerous magnetic anomalies” that experts think could be cannons or other metallic objects from the ship.

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