Page last updated at 05:16 GMT, Monday, 17 August 2009 06:16 UK

Battle over salvaged treasure ship


A Spanish treasure ship is at the centre of an ownership row more than 200 years after it sank off the coast of Portugal.

The governments of Spain and Peru are pursuing rival claims to the riches of the Mercedes - a hoard of 600,000 silver and gold coins - in the US courts.

Danny Wood reports.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific