Operación Puntacana, an underwater archeological project created four years ago by Fundacion Puntacana and the Ministry of Culture in the Dominican Republic, has worked vigorously to enrich our society. The Operation’s objective is to rescue and preserve cultural artifacts left by shipwrecks within the Punta Cana Coastline.
Recently, the explorers of Operacion Puntacana came across a shipwreck that dates back to the early 16th century. The ship was a commercial vessel believed to be named "Santa Ana”. The gathered evidence suggests that, Santa Ana was making its way to Santo Domingo, the country’s Capitol, while having a noble of the Spanish Crown on board.
As of now over 2,000 pieces have been found, a pewter is among one of the most notable. Our experts as well others are in awe of the quantity and preservation quality of the artifacts. On the behalf of Fundacion Puntacana we’d like to express our gratitude and excitement to welcome these gems into our historical exhibition and would like to invite anyone reading this to come see these 500 year old relics as part of our ecological tour.
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