Bone found in shipwreck may belong to 18th century pirate

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Bone believed to belong to pirate
Bone believed to belong to pirate. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on February 20, 2018.

A sunken pirate ship in New England may have led scientists to a historical treasure.

Experts believe a bone found in the wreck off Cape Cod belonged to 18th-century pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy.

The femur was encased in a block of sand.

It took 250 hours of preparation to finally free the bone.

Researchers plan to compare its DNA with a sample from one of Bellamy's descendants.


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