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Senegalese archaelogist in search of slave ships [The Morning Call]

Senegalese archaelogist in search of slave ships [The Morning Call]

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On this beach in Dakar, Senegal a small team of divers, is preparing to go in search of wrecks lying, in the waterbeds of the most famous islands of the senegal, the island of Gorée, with its mark as a place of memory and a symbol of the transatlantic slave trade.

Senegalese archaeologist Ibrahima Thiaw is convinced that at least three slave ships, “Nanette”, “Bonne Amitié” and “Racehorse”, disappeared off the coast of Gorée during the slave trade.

From the 15th to the mid-19th century, thousands of African slaves traveled through this tiny island before embarking on a terrible crossing to the Americas

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