It had been presented to the President of that island nation in May. But Unesco says, Don't try this at home.Claims that a team of explorers discovered a famous 17th Century pirate shipwreck off the coast of Madagascar have been dismissed by UN experts.
A 50kg (7st 9lb) bar of "silver treasure" recovered from the sea was in fact 95% lead, the UN statement said.
"...what had been identified as the Adventure Galley of the pirate Captain Kidd has been found by the experts... to be a broken part of the Sainte-Marie port constructions."
Authorities in Madagascar should "only permit interventions by a competent team led by a qualified underwater archaeologist", Michel L'Hour, head of the Unesco technical team, added.Yo, ho ho. Time to hit the bottle of rum.