Hurricane unearthed 18th-century cannons in Mexico
Hurricane Dean's rampage over Mexico's Caribbean coast last week unearthed three rusted 18th century cannons that had lain buried under a sandy beach for decades.
The cannons, around 1.80 meter (5.9 feet) long, were spotted poking through the sand on a beach near the arty resort of Tulum after Dean hit on August 21, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said on Wednesday.
Believed to be from a shipwrecked European galleon,
the badly corroded cannons will be put back in to the
sea to protect them from faster corrosion onshore and
for scuba divers to enjoy, it said.
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