Recovery of the Pirate Ship Whydah

Dallas, United States

May 03, 2018 - May 03, 2018 Lecture May 03, 2018 May 03, 2018 Europe/London Recovery of the Pirate Ship Whydah 1717 North Harwood: Dallas, United States

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In 1984 a team of underwater archaeologists discovered the wreckage of an 18th-century gally off the coast of Cape Cod that had been lost for over 250 years. The ship, called the Whydah, was a slave ship that had been commandeered by the pirate "Black Sam" Bellamy during the Golden Age of Piracy. Buried under feet of sand lay a treasure trove of artifacts, including household items, maps, weapons, thousands of coins, and a collection of gold Akan jewelry, some of which is now on view in the exhibition The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana. Join Chris Macort, Underwater Field Archaeologist and Director of Exhibits at the Whydah Pirate Museum, to hear the fascinating history of the Whydah's multiple lives, its sinking, and ongoing efforts to conserve artifacts recovered from the site. Arrive early for a complimentary beer and wine reception before the talk.

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