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Wreck of Maya Slave Ship Found in Gulf of Mexico

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A shipwreck identified in the Gulf of Mexico has thrown a light on a forgotten and dark episode in Mexican history. Archaeologists have identified a 19th-century slave ship. Before it sank, this vessel was involved in the enslavement of indigenous Maya people, during a bloody revolt known as the War of the Castes in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula .

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