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Amazing discovery on the seabed:

• By James Rogers

A remarkable space treasure map has led explorers to a mysterious shipwreck site.

Researchers located a pile of six cannons dating back to the 1700s, which may indicate that other treasures are nearby. Darrell Miklos, who led the team, will reveal the find during the latest episode of the Discovery Channel series "Cooper's Treasure," which airs on Friday at 9 p.m. ET.

Armed with the map, Miklos has been hunting potentially treasure-laden shipwrecks in the Bahamas.

"If and when a ship loses its only way of protecting itself (cannons) then it's a tell-tale sign that they were in real peril," he told Fox News via email.

"One possibility is that the ship dumped the cannons because it was taking on so much water, they needed to get rid of all things heavy." 

Another possible scenario described by Miklos is that the ship was tossed around so much that it was listing side to side and the cannons sunk with the ship. "Either way, finding the cannons is a sure sign the ship's final resting place is somewhere nearby," he added.

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