BEAUFORT, N.C. (AP) -- Archeologists have recovered five more cannon from the wreck Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge.
The largest of the guns raised Monday weighs about 3,000 pounds. The wreckage of the ship is in Beaufort Inlet.
Project Director Billy Ray Morris says historians think the largest cannon was made in Sweden, indicating that Blackbeard had guns from different countries. State officials say about 280,000 artifacts have been recovered from the wreck.
The Queen Anne's Revenge ran aground in 1718.
The wreck was located in 1996.