Shiver me timbers!
No less than six pirate skeletons have been lately discovered in a shipwreck off the coast of Cape Cod.
The stays have been unearthed from the wreck website of the Whydah, which sank close to the city of Wellfleet in 1717, in line with the Boston Globe.
Investigators on the Whydah Pirate Museum stated the skeletons have been recognized in a number of massive concretions, or onerous plenty of minerals, from the wreck website.
They’re now being examined by a staff of archaeologists led by underwater explorer Barry Clifford, who discovered the Whydah in 1984, the museum stated.
It stays the world’s solely authenticated pirate wreck.
“We hope that fashionable, cutting-edge expertise will assist us determine these pirates and reunite them with any descendants who could possibly be on the market,” Clifford stated in an announcement.
A human bone discovered within the wreck was additionally examined towards a DNA pattern from a bloodline descendant of the Whydah’s captain, Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy, obtained in 2018.
“That bone was recognized as a human male with basic ties to the Jap Mediterranean space,” stated member of the Whydah staff, creator Casey Sherman.
“These newly discovered skeletal stays might lastly lead us to Bellamy as we now have his DNA.”