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Pirate Treasures - From the ship the Whydah/the first verifiable pirate ship discovered in the United States/Pirate Sam Bellamy and his crew captured the Whydah in 1717.

Bell of the Pirate ship "Whydah Gally" ruin which sank in 1717.

The Whydah Pirate #Museum in Provincetown. See Artifacts and Treasures of the World's Only Authenticated #Pirate Ship - The Whydah Galley - and learn the true story of her pirate captain, Samuel Bellamy, and how the wreck was discovered. The Whydah was a fast and powerful English slave ship captured by the pirate Sam Bellamy, which he made his flagship. In 1717, the Whydah went down in a fierce storm on the coast of #CapeCod.

Treasure from the Wydah

This curse tablet targets a veterinarian named Porcello. At top is a deity with snakes coming out of its head and an eight figured sign on its genitals. On the bottom is Porcello, shown in a mummified state with his name written on his arms. The curse is written in Latin with Greek invocations. Part of the curse reads "Destroy, crush, kill, strangle Porcello and wife Maurilla. Their soul, heart, buttocks, liver..."

Musée du Louvre, Paris; photograph by David Rombaut

Paddington, London