Artifacts from Blackbeard’s ship on display in NC
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A sword handle made of antler and weights used to verify the value of silver coins are among the most recent artifacts recovered from Blackbeard’s ship.
Researchers unveiled the artifacts at the Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab at East Carolina University in Greenville on Tuesday.
Among the 122 artifacts recovered this fall were parts of swords, weights and glass panes from the window of the captain’s cabin.
Some of the items will be on display at the state Maritime Museum in Beaufort in the exhibition that opened today, Dec. 18.
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is overseeing research of the shipwreck and says about half of the Queen Anne’s Revenge has been recovered so far.
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