Lost Ships of Cortés

Latest update December 20, 2018 Started on June 1, 2018
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With an Explorer’s grant from the National Geographic Society, Christopher Horrell and his colleagues are searching for the remains of the fleet scuttled by Hernán Cortés in 1519 prior to the conquest of the Aztec Empire. Horrell and the team, which includes an international collaboration of archaeologists and researchers, will conduct a high-resolution marine remote sensing survey and diving operations near the original town site of Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz beginning in the summer of 2018. The year 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the events leading up to the Conquest, and the team will document the findings in print and broadcast media.

June 1, 2018
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Welcome! This is a National Geographic-funded project by an international team of marine archaeologists from the U.S.A., Mexico, Spain, and Canada are searching for the remains of Hernán Cortés' fleet scuttled in the Gulf of Mexico in 1519.

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Expedition Background

This expedition is searching for the remains of the 1519 fleet of ten ships scuttled by Hernán Cortés. We are currently in the process of analyzing data collected during the 2018 field season and will be making an announcement of our findings in the coming weeks.

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