Researchers are set to discuss their efforts to determine whether human bones recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy.
The Whydah Pirate Museum in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, says it also will publicly display the bones for the first time and showcase what they believe to be Bellamy's pistol Monday.
The objects were encased in a hardened mass of sand and stone pulled from the Whydah Gally shipwreck several years ago.
The museum has enlisted forensic scientists to compare DNA from the bones to a sample given by one of Bellamy's living descendants.
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The Whydah went down in stormy seas in 1717, killing most of its crew and leaving its treasure on the ocean floor. The wreck was discovered in 1984.