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  Search is on for 2.5bn sunken treasure
Updated 03 July 2002, 12.53
The River Tay in Scotland
There could be treasure under this river

The hunt is on for sunken treasure in Scotland that could be worth as much as 2.5bn.

Way back in 1651, an army under orders from Oliver Cromwell robbed Dundee and other towns and cities in Scotland of their riches, and then escaped on 60 boats.

Weather sank the boats

But the boats never got to their destination, instead sinking in heavy weather in the river of Tay near Dundee.

Divers
Now scientists are using special equipment to look through the water to the bottom of the riverbed to see if the boats and the treasure are there.

If they find anything exciting then a diving company called Subsea Explorer - which is part of the search team - will try to recover the potential fortune.

The Army belonged to a man called General Monck, and it's thought they took loads of valuable stuff, including ornamental plates, gold and silver coins and religious artefacts.

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