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São José Paquete Africa

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The Sao Jose Paquete D' Africa Shipwreck - Digital Story Telling (HIS 231)

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Bheki Gumede Sao Jose Paquette Africa 1080

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Archaeologists discover 18th century wreck of slave ship that sank off the South African coast in d

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Discovery of the 18th Century Wrecked Slave Ship Sao Jose Paquete

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Slave ship of Portugese remnants to be exhibited at Smith-sonian Musuem

The São José Paquete Africa was a slave ship from the Kingdom of Portugal that sank in 1794 off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. Close to shore, but in deep water, 212 of the 400 to 500 African slaves who were aboard died when the ship sank. In 2015, the Smithsonian's African American History Museum, South Africa's Iziko Museums, the Slave Wrecks Project, and other partners, confirmed discovery of the wreck near where it sank. The ship and its slaves were headed from Portuguese Mozambique to Colonial Brazil, during the height of the international African slave trade. Few other former slave ships have been found, but the São José is the first and only shipwreck discovered, as of June 3, 2015, of a working slave ship, which sank in transit with its human cargo aboard.
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