Search for a missing bell
Divers in the town of Yangon in Burma are trying to find one of the largest bells ever made. The bell weighs 250 tonnes and is made of bronze. It was made for a King in 1476 but the boat carrying the bell sank in the Yangon River and disappeared forever.
Groups of divers have been trying to find the historic treasure for years. It is believed to be hidden under the mud, deep below the water. More than 70 divers are taking part in the latest mission. So far they have not managed to find anything because of the thick mud. The divers wear goggles and safety ropes as they jump into the fast flowing water. The project will last for 45 days and will cost about $200,000.
to dive to enter water, head first
bronze a brown metal made from copper and tin
to sink to go down slowly, usually in water
Irregular verb: sink sank sunk
goggles protective glasses for swimming or skiing
to take part in phrasal verb: to participate in something