Archaeologists discover 400-year-old shipwreck off Portugal coast
The municipal council of Cascais, a town near Lisbon, said Monday the Portuguese ship was involved in the hugely lucrative spice trade between Portugal and India. Peppercorns, cowry shells used in the slave trade and bronze artillery pieces litter the wreck site.
Preliminary excavations have also found porcelain dating from the period of China's Wanli Emperor in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.
The find came during an offshore mapping project compiling an inventory of wrecks.