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  Atocha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Atocha Station (Estación de Atocha) is the largest railway station in Madrid, Spain.
It is the primary station serving commuter trains (Cercanías), intercity and regional trains from the south, and the AVE high speed trains from Seville (Andalusia) and Lérida (Catalonia).
The Reina Sofía museum is in the vicinity of Atocha.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Atocha   (332 words)

  
 Madrid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is within walking distance of the main cultural and commercial areas of the city such as the Prado museum, the expansive Parque del Buen Retiro as well as near the business center on the lower part of the Paseo de la Castellana.
Atocha includes a rather large area which is bordered by the Huertas and Lavapiés districts.
As of 2005, AVE high-speed trains link Atocha station to Seville (to be extended to Malaga in 2007) and Toledo in the south and to Zaragoza and Lleida in the east (to be extended to Barcelona at the end of 2007).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Madrid   (3777 words)

  
 GovMint.com - The Legend of the Atocha
The Atocha was one of the richest galleons of the Spanish fleet that set sail from Havana for Spain in 1622.
In addition to bales of tobacco and indigo, she was loaded with 20 bronze cannons, 30,000 pounds of copper, 500 pounds of gold and 35 tons of silver — a cargo that by today’s standards would be in excess of $400 million.
Buried in 26 feet of sand and silt, the Atocha was painstakingly uncovered by a “prop-wash,” a device which directs a boat propeller’s wash downwards, forcing clear water to the bottom and thus clearing sand and silt away from buried objects by creating prop-wash holes.
www.govmint.com /knowledgebase/Atocha.aspx   (654 words)

  
 Transport system in Madrid: Trains: Softguide Madrid
Atocha is used for most destinations to the south and west of the country, the high speed AVE trains which travel to Cordoba and Sevilla and also serves as the hub of the Cercanías local train network.
Atocha is the largest and most used train station.
Inside the station is the 'Puerta de Atocha' the place from the AVE departures to Andalucía.
www.softdoc.es /madrid_guide/transport/trains.html   (379 words)

  
 The 1622 Fleet - Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and Museum in Key West, Florida
Atocha would have had the high sterncastle, low waist and high forecastle of a typical early 17th century galeón.
Because the material had lain on the ocean floor for three and a half centuries, much of it was in an extremely unstable state; immediate preservation treatment was required to prevent its destruction after it left its saltwater tomb.
A portion of the Atocha’s lower hull were examined and then recovered to be stored in a protected lagoon at the Florida Keys Community College, making them readily accessible to interested researchers.
www.melfisher.org /1622.htm   (1029 words)

  
 Atocha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In her bowels the Atocha carried more than 47 troy tons of treasure, which lay among the bones of the galleon for over 350 years.
In horror the passengers and crew of the Atocha watched as the Margarita, battered by 15 foot waves, was carried across a low-lying atoll to break apart in the shallows beyond.
Moments later the Atocha was lifted by the huge seas and thrown on to the reef, ripping a large hole in her bow.
www.nvo.com /treasure/nuestrasenoradeatocha   (691 words)

  
 History of the shipwreck Nuestra Senora de Atocha
The Atocha, Santa Margarita, Nuestra Señora del Rosario and two smaller vessels all at the tail end of the convoy received the full impact of the storm and were not so fortunate.
While the salvagers were in Havana obtaining the proper equipment to retrieve the Atocha's treasure, a second hurricane ravaged the area tearing the upper hull structure and masts from the ship.
But, in short lead to the discovery of the Santa Margarita in 1980 and the Atocha on July 20, 1985, her hull lying in 55 feet of water, exactly as recorded by the first salvagers in 1622.
www.newworldtreasures.com /atochastory.htm   (1197 words)

  
 Atocha Shipwreck Treasure From Key West Florida Found By Mel Fisher
Their first project together was, oddly enough, a kind of underwater archaeology investigating some old gold mine shafts that had been flooded by the damming of a river, The two men quickly became good friends.
A preliminary reconstruction of the Atocha hull was based upon archaeological information from the sea bed and historical documentation uncovered in Spain by Dr. Eugene Lyon.
A preliminary cross-section reconstruction of the Atocha shoes how the cargo and ballast were probably stored in the lower hull.
atochastory.com /AtochasATeam.htm   (2234 words)

  
 The Atocha and the history of the Tiera firme Fleet
The bulk of the treasure was split between the Santa Margarita and the Nuestra Senora de Atocha.
The Atocha had been outfitted with 20 bronze canons, and was to be the almiranta, sailing last to protect the slower merchant ships.
The seasick passengers and crew of the Atocha watched in horror as the smaller Nuestra Senora de Consolacion capsized and disappeared.
www.shipwrecktreasures.com /aboutthe.htm   (1727 words)

  
 -Dale's Treasure of the Atocha page-
De Vargas located the Atocha first but was able to salvage only two cannons before he headed toward the Dry Tortugas to salvage the wreckage of the Rosario, another of the fleet's sunken ships.
The Atocha, which had been in one piece was now strewn all over the ocean floor.
In it was de Lugo's eyewitness report of the Atocha's sinking, in which he described it happening "east of the last key of Matecumbe." Fisher moved to the east of the Marquesas where he searched for several months.
www.mindspring.com /~sheba/atocha.html   (2396 words)

  
 Atocha: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Atocha Station (Estación de Atocha) is the largest railway station train station quick summary:
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/at/atocha.htm   (1401 words)

  
 Shipwreck Treasures: The Atocha
The Fisher family has announced the discovery of the sterncastle portion of the Atocha, and potentially millions of dollars of additional treasure.
The Spanish Treasure Galleon Nuestra Senora De Atocha tragically ended her voyage on a reef off the Florida Keys on September 6, 1622, taking with her 264 souls, many of whom were of royal blood.
These genuine Spanish coins are all from the same era as the coins from the Atocha shipwreck, but are either land finds or from other shipwrecks.
www.shipwrecktreasures.com   (455 words)

  
 The TREASURES  OF   THE  ATOCHA And Her Sister Ship the Santa Margarita by Douglas and Gina McDonald
The Atocha was the almiranta of the 1622 fleet, positioned where her fast speed and 20 bronze cannons could adequately shepherd the clumsy merchant ships.
While she was carrying fewer well-to-do passengers than the Atocha, and thus less personal treasure, her cargo did contain substantial quantities of gold and silver bullion.
A cross-section of the "Atocha's" hull shows how coin chests and silver ingots were stored in the bottom center of the hold for stability.
www.atochajewelry.com /treasures__of___the__atocha_and_.htm   (1586 words)

  
 Treasure of the Atocha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silver coins from the Atocha were measured in "reales," and are often called "pieces of eight." Most of the coins date from the late 1500s to about 1620.
The coins from the Atocha and the 1715 fleet were crafted before the invention of the screw-press so each was made by hand, one at a time -- no two look quite the same.
Thus, the gold of the Atocha could often be seen gleaming on the sea bottom throughout the wreckage.
www.ocf.berkeley.edu /~mars/treasure.htm   (487 words)

  
 Atocha Shipwreck Coins Found By Mel Fisher
The Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, struck a reef and sank on September 6, 1622, during a raging hurricane near the Florida Keys.
Several Atocha silver bars were recently listed on our "Atocha Treasure Coins" web site dedicated to Atocha treasure coins and Atocha silver bars click here to view the bars.
This is a top end Atocha coin with a full cross and shield, bold mint mark, bold assayer mark, bold denomination mark, and a nearly full kings name that appears twice due to some doubling on the strike.
www.newworldtreasures.com /atochawreck.htm   (762 words)

  
 Atocha Pendant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Atocha Pendant is one our more beautiful pieces, and it has a story behind it that is just amazing.
The Spanish Galleon, Nuestra Senora de Atocha, was a warship.
In the year 1622, the Atocha, with a commercial fleet of 26 cargo ships and one other warship set off from Cuba on her way back to Spain.
users.sisna.com /jverhaeren/Atocha.htm   (175 words)

  
 Welcome to Atocha.com by Forecastle Treasures, Inc.
Now, our primary business is the wholesale of Atocha and other treasure coins to jewelry stores throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean.
Due to the numerous graders of Atocha coins and the urgency by the investors to get these Atocha coins to market after the discovery of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha off the coast of Key West, some coins were plainly misgraded, and some graders held Atocha coins to a higher standard than others.
Atocha coins in all grades are discounted from the Mel Fisher Museum prices and are certified by Mel himself.
www.atocha.com   (474 words)

  
 atocha: Web Forms Library
Snapshots of the latest atocha source code can be found in the Download area.
The Atocha library has evolved a lot from my original use of the form.py file in the draco framework written by Geert Jansen.
I originally copied and modified the file quite a bit, and at some point I got really frustrated in my mess, being constantly in data type conversion hell and decided to rewrite the whole thing completely, with a particular emphasis on identifying and checking the types which flow throughout the life of a request.
furius.ca /atocha   (768 words)

  
 Forgotten Coins of Atocha - Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and Museum in Key West, Florida
In some respects, the maravedi was comparable to today's penny, and, considering the function of the galleons, their scarcity on the Atocha is not surprising.
The copper coins that found their way onto the Atocha were most likely used as "pocket-change," and were for the normal transactions of the common-man. Their scarcity even then is a reflection of the infrequent use of money at this lower-level of exchange, which relied heavily on a system of bartering goods and services.
None of the coins examined was minted in the New World, which is not unusual since, at the time of the Atocha's sinking, no copper ones had been struck there for over 60 years.
www.melfisher.org /forgottencoins.htm   (1005 words)

  
 Atocha Homepage - Nuestra Señora de Atocha Treasure Hunting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Atocha was a Spanish treasure ship that sank in 1622, just two days after leaving port.
Not until 1985 was the treasure of the Atocha rediscovered by Mel Fisher and his dedicated team.
The find did not come easily -- it was at the expense of 16 years of planning, almost $10 million dollars in equipment, and the lives of three divers.
www.ocf.berkeley.edu /~mars   (130 words)

  
 Captains Corner - Nuestra Senora de la Atocha Divers
The nobility carried their personal wealth aboard the Atocha along with hundreds of millions of dollars in New World plunder.
The Atocha was lost in a savage hurricane and remained elusive to treasure hunters for nearly four hundred years.
The Atocha's discovery produced the most significant assemblage of period artifacts ever recovered from this era.
www.captainscorner.com /atocha/atocha.htm   (451 words)

  
 Treasure Of The Atocha by R. Duncan Mathewson III Sunken Treasure
Mel Fisher dedicated over 16 years of his life to find the Atocha and his hard work should be recognized by the state of Florida.
The Atocha was located in the Lower Florida Keys where the boundary between state waters and international waters is very complex.
Horan won the case because he was able to prove that the Atocha was outside the Florida state waters.
www.atochastory.com   (2109 words)

  
 Atocha Coins
The gold Atocha coins were minted in Spain, as gold coins were not minted in the New World in 1622.
Denominations of the Atocha coins were based on the “Onza” or avoirdupois ounce equaling 28 grams.
Gold Atocha coins were measured in escudos and were referred to as “doubloons”.
www.atochacoin.com   (397 words)

  
 Atocha Treasure Coins, Grade 3 Coins From The Spanish Galleon Atocha
Sometimes one side of the coin will show corrosion while the other side does not, or a portion of the planchet may be totally missing with decent detail on what is remaining.
Grade 3+, corroded cross with the top quadrant lion and castle partially visible, nice shield with full mint and assayer marks P and Q, also on the shield side is a partial crown and ample legend.
Coins of this assayer are some of the rarest and most desirable of all Atocha coins, they were struck only in the year 1618.
www.atochatreasurecoins.com /grade3.htm   (674 words)

  
 Seawear® Atocha Shipwreck Treasure Coins
he Atocha tragically ended her voyage on a reef off the Florida Keys on September 6, 1622, taking with her 264 souls many of whom, were of royal blood.
His obsession for the Atocha treasure has lasted over 20 years.
Authentic pieces of eight, Reales and other coins from the Atocha with documentation cost anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on the quality and gold content.
www.seawear.com /jewelry/atocha-treasure.html   (237 words)

  
 Atocha Coins, Atocha Treasure Coins Recovered by Mel Fisher
Atocha Treasure Coins specializes in the sales of authentic Atocha coins recovered by Mel Fisher from the Atocha shipwreck, a Spanish galleon lost off the Florida Keys during a hurricane in 1622.
In addition to Atocha coin sales, the web site is rich with information on the history of the Atocha shipwreck and the Spanish treasure fleets.
Atocha Treasure Coins is the largest Internet based dealer of authentic Atocha coins in the central United States.
www.atochatreasurecoins.com   (200 words)

  
 Mel Fisher's Treasures
His mantra continues to inspire the search for the rest of the treasure from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and the Santa Margarita, the Spanish galleons that sank during a hurricane on September 6, 1622, near Key West, Florida.
The $450 million dollar treasure cache or “Atocha Mother Lode” would be found on that momentous day, July 20, 1985.
The immensity of the Atocha’s treasure is staggering.
www.melfisher.com   (254 words)

  
 Santo Niño de Atocha
To the astonishment of the moors, the gourd and the basket of bread were still full after all the prisoners had received a blessing and their portion of food and water.
Regardless of his origin, the Christ Child is known to help prisoners, the ill and afflicted, to protect children and the family unit, to guard travelers, and to symbolize peace and hope.
The followers of El Santo Niño de Atocha firmly believed that the little boy who appeared hundreds of years ago with the bread and water is Jesus, and he still performs miracles today.
www.epcc.edu /ftp/Homes/monicaw/borderlands/11_santo.htm   (1026 words)

  
 Atocha Treasure Company: Spanish Coin Replica Jewelry Page 1
Nuestra Señora de Atocha guarding the rear of the fleet.
Atocha, sunk in only 55 feet of water; but a second hurricane a week later tore her apart, completely hiding her from view and scattering her vast wealth of silver, gold, and jewels across the sea bottom where it would lie untouched for over 360 years.
Atocha’s ballast pile just 27 miles west of Key West and found the ocean floor gleaming with treasure, chests of silver coins, and 85-lb silver ingots worth over $400 million.
spanishcoins.com /JewelryIntro.htm   (529 words)

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