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The mayor believes that the treasure should come to Cartagena Odyssey (02/02/2012)

For Pilar Barreiro, the arcuate is the one with the power and means of retrieval and processing of parts in the field of underwater archeology of the state property, which must embrace this treasure coins

The news that the justice of the United States has forced the company to return to Spain Odyssey treasure of the Spanish frigate Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, 17 tons of coins, found in the waters of the Algarve in Portugal, has not gone unnoticed Cartagena's mayor, by the extent that it may have for the city.

According to Pilar Barreiro, the treasure of the Odyssey has to come to Cartagena, by logic, because in our city is the seat of ARQUA, National Museum of Underwater Archaeology, which has laboratories in which the Ministry has made ​​a major investment and which centralizes the rehabilitation, recovery and treatment of the parts belonging to the Spanish state in the field of underwater findings.

The mayor also understands that, being a great treasure, composed of many tons of coins, of which about 3,000 have been recovered, there are many cities in Spain who want to have one of the rest, which can deliver, but the seat of treasure must be Cartagena.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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