Great Basses wreck

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The Great Basses wreck is an early 18th-century shipwreck on Great Basses Reef, about 12 km off the south coast of Sri Lanka, discovered in 1961.

The ship, ultimately identified as belonging to the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, yielded fused bags of silver rupees, cannons, and other artifacts.


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Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Region: Asia and the Pacific

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