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  Gold treasure hidden in shipwreck
Updated 02 December 2003, 19.10
Piles of coins were found
Golden coins in a sunken ship worth up to 90 million could be one of the biggest finds of treasure ever.

Like something out of Pirates of the Caribbean, it's thought the ship, called the SS Republic, was carrying about 30,000 gold pieces.

The Republic sank in 1865 in the Atlantic, and the treasure's been at the bottom of the sea ever since.

But now salvage experts are planning to bring up the treasure. "This is what we all dream about," one of them said.

The crew used this robot to find the treasure
The crew used this robot to find the treasure
10 years searching

Staff at the salvage company, called Odyssey Marine Exploration, spent more than 10 years searching for the wreck of the Republic.

And because the shipwreck is so far out in international waters, they are allowed to keep all the treasure they find.

They even went to court to stop anyone else claiming the booty.

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