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Shipwreck with €50 million worth of gold coins discovered

1. Finnish divers say they have discovered a nearly 550-year-old shipwreck

A major shipwreck was recently discovered just south of Jussarö, an island in the Baltic Sea on the southern coast of Finland.

According to Ancient Origins, the vessel found is believed to be the Hanneke Wrome, which was caught in a storm and sank to the bottom of the Baltic Sea on Nov. 20, 1468. 

When it sank, the ship was carrying 200 passengers and over 10,000 gold coins, according to historical documents. The coins, if all still there, would be worth approximately €50 million.

The wreck was discovered by Rauno Koivusaari, one of Finland's most experienced shipwreck divers. 

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