The legendary port city, Port Royal, has being remaining an important symbol of Jamaica for nearly five hundred years. The legendary city of pirates was founded in 1518; it was reasonably considered the most hopeless city on earth. For many years, corruption and violence have being dominating there. Pirate ships have being arriving there from all over the world, even from Madagascar. In 1692, the island has suffered from an earthquake, and the pirate town completely went under water. Today its ruins lie on the bottom of the Kingston harbor.
The ruined city never ceases to attract the attention of researchers who discover new amazing artifacts on its territory. Flooded buildings house priceless historical documents; look of centuries-old buildings covered with coquina enthralls many divers. During an earthquake several ships were moored in the harbor; they also went under water and now rest at the bottom.
Large-scale studies of Port Royal began in the mid-20th century, when scientists have raised dozens of priceless historical finds from the seabed. The flooded city can boast numerous pirate goods, a significant part of which researchers have failed to detect. However, documents confirm that priceless treasures and relics lie in Kingston harbor. Despite the notoriety of Port Royal, the flooded city is an outstanding historical landmark, and all snorkelers can admire its priceless artifacts. Next - Pavlopetri
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