The phenomenon of sea robbery in history received a well-known name – ”piracy”. It is worth noting that although traditional floating on huge ships with intimidating flags, wearing a lot of costume elements, swords, sabers, charismatic headgear and similar corresponding attributes, the sea robbers disappeared long ago from the face of the earth (and maybe not…) even today there are many pirates. Scientists who are interested in this topic diligently investigate not only the history of piracy, but also modern methods of combating this phenomenon. It is difficult to call piracy a profession, but it was still one of the first on the Earth. The centuries of bloom can be considered the 18-th and the 19-th. And the location is undoubtedly the Caribbean Sea.
As the character, a Pirate was more than once enveloped in a certain romanticism, had and has a double reputation in films and books of the last several centuries. In fact, if you go deeper into history, you can say that the pirates appeared much earlier on our planet. They were born together with shipbuilding, as soon as the sea robbers began to transport people and cargo. The very word ”piracy” takes its origin from the ancient Greek ”attempt”. Traditionally, seafarers were allowed to wear an ear-ring after the first crossing of the equator or after they rounded Cape Horn. Many of them believed that the earring is a Pirate talisman that protects from seasickness or does not allow its owner to drown. However, many pirates wore this for practical use.
In case of their death, the ear-ring became a payment for transportation to relatives in order to be buried. And the responsible for shooting from the cannons used ear-rings even as an application that served as earplugs during a loud shot. In 2011, a group of archaeologists discovered parts of the ”Revenge of Queen Anne” ship. Recall that this ship was the ship of famous Captain Blackbeard.