A team of experts from UNESCO will examine a site off northern Haiti that an explorer believes may be the wreckage of the Santa Maria, the U.N. cultural agency said Monday.
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UNESCO officials said the technical team will explore the site in the coming months at the request of the government of Haiti, which is seeking assistance to preserve the possible wreckage of Christopher Columbus’ flagship vessel.
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U.S. undersea explorer Barry Clifford said in May that he believes he found the Santa Maria near present day Cap-Haitien based in part on the location of the remaining material and Columbus’ diaries, but experts have expressed caution.
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