The Largest Pirate Mass Grave Was Just Discovered In Massachusetts And The Story Will Fascinate You

The largest mass pirate grave in America has just been unearthed on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Researchers believe they’ve finally found the resting place of Captain “Black Sam” Bellamy, thought to be the richest pirate ever. The burial site is estimated to be at least 300 years old and the likely result of the sinking of the Whydah Gally in 1717.

This astounding find was made by archaeologists in late March. Though the research team can’t reveal the exact location of the burial site, they have confirmed that more than 100 bodies have been found so far.

 

If you want to learn more about this fascinating story, check out our article on the Whydah Pirate Museum. You can see the shipwreck’s gold in person, learn about life as a pirate, and more.