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ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Pirates have always fascinated people. They’ve been the subject of books, movies, even Halloween costumes. But now, at the Science Museum of Minnesota, you’ll soon be able to get a glimpse of what it was like to be a real pirate.

On Thursday, crews began unloading all the treasures for Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship.

The ship was captured by legendary pirate Sam Bellamy, but was sunk in a storm in 1717. You’ll be able to see actual treasures salvaged by divers from the ocean floor.

“This is not pirate movie fantasy. This is authentic and original and real pirate artifacts,” said Mike Day, the Senior Vice President of the Science Museum. “So, what you’re going to see are cannons and swords and muskets. That’s ever been found.”

Real Pirates opens Feb. 18 and runs through Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

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