Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 7:56am.

WILMINGTON, NC (AP) -- Researchers and divers will soon be looking for pirate treasure off the North Carolina coast. The treasure in this case is historical knowledge, in the form of artifacts salvaged from a shipwreck believed to be the pirate Blackbeard's flagship. A news conference to discuss the expedition is scheduled for Wednesday at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The plan is for divers to work from May 23 to June 3 at the site of the wrecked Queen Anne's Revenge, which is near Beaufort. The ship ran aground in 1718. Researchers aren't sure what they'll be able to salvage, but they'll be looking for large artifacts, including the ship's anchor. Previous expeditions at the site have turned up a window pane, brass weights and a brass buckle. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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