Treasure of Portuguese ship wrecked in 1533 in Namibia in good conservation state

November 22, 2016

Visiting the site, the Portuguese Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation confirmed that the archaeological findings have been kept "according to international standards”, since their discovery, in 2008.

The Secretary has stated that "we have told Namibian authorities that these findings should be put in exhibition, in both countries, and that Portugal is working in this issue”. She added that "if the discovery had been made by a private company, Portugal would not have hesitated to claim the treasure’s property”.

The coins, kept in the Namibia National Bank’s safe will be seen by the Secretary of State on Monday, after her meeting with businessmen and Portuguese community.

Source: Público