Back in May, marine archaeologist Barry Clifford made the extraordinary claim that Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, had been found. But now, a Portuguese historian says this can't possibly be true — because the ship never sank.
In what's being heralded as one of the most significant underwater discoveries in history, the wreck of Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, has been discovered lying at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti.
After 500 years, archaeologists believe that they have found the wreck of the Santa Maria— Christopher Columbus' flagship—at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti. The leader of the expedition, Barry Clifford, told The Independent that all the evidence "strong suggests that this wreck is Columbus' famous…