A picture taken on May 7, 2015 shows a 50-kilogramme (110-pound) silver bar which was allegedly recovered by Marine archaeologist Barry Clifford in the wreck of William Kidd’s ship, on the Island of Sainte Marie. AFP PHOTO/MANJAKAHERY TSIRESENA
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Divers in Madagascar have found a silver bar weighing about 50 kilograms (110 pounds) that they believe was part of the treasure of pirate Captain Kidd.The bar was presented to Madagascar's president, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, in a ceremony Thursday on the island of Sainte Marie, near the country's northeast coast. The bar was found in a bay off the island, the diving team said.The bar is around 40 centimeters (16 inches) long and has two clearly visible markings engraved on one side.Madagascar's president said he hoped that the discovery of the silver will increase Madagascar's international profile and bring more tourists to the island.
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