EXCLUSIVE: Did This Shipwreck Change the Course of History?

November 2, 2015 - A well-preserved shipwreck discovered earlier this year near Cartagena, Colombia, could be from the Battle of Cartagena de Indias in 1741. As a massive British naval fleet approached this crucial New World port, Spanish admiral Blas de Lezo ordered several warships sunk to block the entrance. The battle-weary British retreated—a turning point in Colombian history that allowed the Spanish to maintain control of the region.

Learn more about the discovery of a Spanish shipwreck from the 1741 Battle of Cartagena de Indias.