In 1565 a Spanish galleon laden with cinnamon sailed from Manila to Mexico, finally linking up Spain's American colonies with the markets of south-east Asia.
a Spanish treasure galleon wrecked off the Florida Keys
The ostensible plot concerns their attempts to recover a treasure trove from a galleon wrecked off the coast of Florida in the 16th century; while Twang burrows into archives in Italy, Zach hunts for clues in and around Miami.
Other artists on display include Constable Michelangelo, Holbein and Rembrandt, as well as more contemporary artists; jewels rescued from a Spanish galleon of the Armada, and the last letter written by Mary.
The first bearer of the name Reynolds came to our shores with the Spanish Armada and the galleon on which he travelled was wrecked on the North coast of Sligo.
Santa Rosa - The Rich Mountain - was first mined for a colonial interest in its silver - most of which ballasted galleons sailed back to Spain.
This picturesque town has been a haven for ships - merchantmen, naval vessels, and buccaneer galleons - since the 1600s.
Gecko shows off a collection of amphora necks and, with the help of some local red wine, tells us tales of treasures from sunken Greek boats and Spanish galleons and about the wrecks of aircraft from World War Two.
These people were allowed to trade with the galleons in exchange for welcoming fourteen Franciscan missionaries on their land.
By mid-century, Spanish galleons loaded with treasure sailed annually for Europe, becoming prey to pirates, many of them English, based in the Bahamas.