This dagger is one of the most interesting artifacts on display in the new Red Sea Pirates exhibit at the Pirate & Treasure Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. The 17th century Kahnjarli Dagger is from a shipwreck discovered by noted archivist Dr. John De Bry, director of the non-profit Center for Historical Archaeology in Melbourne, Florida.
This exhibit features artifacts and history related to pirates such as Captian Kidd who traveled the “Pirate Round” from the West Indies around Africa into the Red Sea. Most active from the early 1690’s to 1700, pirates risked the journey around the Cape of Good Hope to the Indian Ocean, attacking ships loaded with exotic products of India.
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
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