Drain the Sunken Pirate City

Drain the Sunken Pirate City
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Forget sunken pirate treasure... there's a sunken pirate city off the Jamaican coast. Port Royal had a reputation for vice unequalled throughout the colonies – it appears those pirates really were partial to a bottle of rum, with a dollop of "yo ho ho" on the side.

But, in a disaster that saw it dubbed "the Pompeii of the New World," an earthquake swallowed Port Royal into the sea. Now, archaeologists are mapping the site with sonar drones to "virtually" drain the surrounding water. The graphics are ace, but the title's something of a misnomer... me hearties.


Marine archaeologist Jon Henderson examines the fate of a Caribbean port famous for pirates, which was destroyed in a tsunami and earthquake in 1692.