Divers Unearth a Piece of Roman Empire at 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck. <br/><a href=" News Videos</a> | <a href=" World News</a> Copy Divers off the coast of Italy were transported back in time when they descended to the skeleton of a ship with well-preserved artifacts that sailed over 2,000 years ago, at the height of the Roman Empire.
Why the Titanic Still Fascinates Us. Dorothy Gibson—the 22-year-old silent film star— huddled in a lifeboat, dressed in only a short coat and sweater over an evening gown.
She was beginning to shiver. Ever since it had been launched, at 12:45 a.m., Lifeboat 7 had remained stationed only 20 yards away from the Titanic in case it could be used in a rescue operation. 3 of the Best Shipwreck Dives for Beginners. Divers will begin to unravel the secrets of Crimean warship this week. Thanks to Clare for this update on Jane Maddock’s underwater study.
Ed Jane Maddocks, Underwater Heritage Advisor for the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), is hoping to unravel the secrets of SS Faith, which sunk in heavy seas in the English Channel, 12 miles south of the Isle of Wight, on December 30, 1855. On Thursday July 3, starting at 6.30 am, she will lead a team of scuba divers from Southsea Marina on the first scuba dive of this indepth historical, underwater study of the SS Faith.
Divers uncover historical treasure trove in waters off Sai Kung. A group of local divers are on an underwater mission to find historical treasures they believe may have been resting on the sea bed off Sai Kung for centuries.
The seven members of the Hong Kong Underwater Heritage Group will complete their 13-day expedition today, retracing their 2010 search in the same area off High Island Reservoir, which turned up some promising finds. "We identified 313 artefacts [in 2010], mostly porcelain, in a small area of 30 metres by 30 metres," said group member Marco Li Li-hen, 42. "Twenty-two of them were intact blue-and-white porcelain bowls and plates. "That surprised us. Divers head deep to find old warship on Solent seabed.
Divers uncover historical treasure trove in Hong Kong waters - ScubaverseScubaverse. Divers in Hong Kong are on a mission to locate historical treasures they think may have been resting on the sea bed off Sai Kung for centuries.
Seven members of the Hong Kong Underwater Heritage Group completed their 13-day expedition last weekend, retracing their 2010 search in the same area off High Island Reservoir, which turned up some promising finds. “We identified 313 artefacts [in 2010], mostly porcelain, in a small area of 30 metres by 30 metres,” said Marco Li Li-hen, one of the group’s members. “Twenty-two of them were intact blue-and-white porcelain bowls and plates. “That surprised us. Why were there so many artefacts there?” Amateur archaeologists shed light on historic cannons found in Sound. Comments (0) SECRETS surrounding three historic cannons recovered from the depths of Plymouth Sound are being uncovered by amateur archaeologists.
The Shipwrecks and History in Plymouth Sound (SHIPS) Project has begun piecing together the story behind the cast iron guns. Should shipwrecks be left alone? 31 October 2011Last updated at 05:14 ET By Chris Summers BBC News Continue reading the main story SS Gairsoppa, Irish coast, 1941 Site: SS Gairsoppa (British merchant ship) Date of loss: 16 February 1941 Lives lost: 84 (one survivor) Discovered: 2011, 300 miles off Irish coast Artefacts: Said to contain 200 tonnes of silver from India, worth as much as £150m MS Estonia, Baltic Sea, 1994 Site: MS Estonia Date of loss: 28 September 1994 Lives lost: 852 (mainly Swedes, Estonians and Finns) Discovered: Two days after it sank en route to Stockholm Artefacts: Contents of the ferry, including the remains of the dead, have been protected but the bow door was recovered for examination.
Queen Anne's Revenge, Beaufort Inlet, 1718. The Search for the Guggenheim Treasure. Diving for the Secrets of the Battle of the Atlantic. Tree Rings Solve Mystery of World Trade Center Ship. In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood.
At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today's street level, in a pit that would become an underground security and parking complex, excavators found the mangled skeleton of a long-forgotten wooden ship. PHOTOS: Costa Concordia's Final Journey. Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed. In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood.
At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today's street level, in a pit that would become an underground security and parking complex, excavators found the mangled skeleton of a long-forgotten wooden ship. Now, a new report finds that tree rings in those waterlogged ribs show the vessel was likely built in 1773, or soon after, in a small shipyard near Philadelphia.
What's more, the ship was perhaps made from the same kind of white oak trees used to build parts of Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Long-Lost Anchor May Soon Give up Its Secrets. After decades, possibly centuries, at the bottom of the sea — and a 2,200-mile-long (3,540 kilometers) road trip wrapped in damp blankets in the back of a pickup truck — a barnacle-crusted anchor arrived in Texas this week for a major cleaning.
The men who raised the object from the floor of the Puget Sound hope conservation efforts will uncover proof that they found the long-lost anchor from a historic British voyage around the world. In 2008, a fisherman named Doug Monk was collecting sea cucumbers just north of Seattle near Whidbey Island when his diving gear got caught on a huge anchor, The Seattle Times reported. MAT - SS Braedale. MAT - Invincible Site Viewer. Welcome to the Martime Archaeology Trust's Invincible (1758) site viewer. The Archive Project The vast quantity of documentary records associated with this site has not been readily accessible until recently. In 2008 the Hampshire & Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, began making this research archive publicly available by copying, sorting and digitising the great quantity of dive logs, site plans and artefact records and enabling public access on-line.
Latest Investigations. MAT - First World War. Archaeology probe on cannons ship wreck off Northumberland. Investigations into a “guns galore” shipwreck off Northumberland will be revealed as marine archaeologists gather on Tyneside. The Gun Rocks wreck site off the Farne Islands has been know to divers for years . Now they have worked with Wessex Archaeology’s dive unit, which is examining wreck sites for English Heritage. SPANISH VESSEL NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LAS MERCEDES. Madrague de Giens (Shipwreck) In the summer of 1972 a team of maritime archaeologists of the Archaeological Institute, run jointly in Aix-en-Provence (France) by the University of Provence and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Centre for Scientific Research or CNRS) began what was planned as three years of work on the recently discovered Roman wreck at Madrague de Giens.
The archaeological investigations would end up running for 11 seasons, only concluding in 1982, and are notable for first utilising a number of archaeological techniques still used in underwater excavation. Introduction - Institute of Nautical Archaeology. Found by - Mehmet ÇakirExcavation - 1984-1994Excavation Director - Cemal PulakNumber of dives - 22,500No. of hours on wreck - 6,613Conservation - 1984-presentHull - c 15m (49 ft) long The Institute of Nautical Archaeology's (INA) shipwreck excavation between 1984 and 1994 at Uluburun, near Kas in southern Turkey, brought to light one of the wealthiest and largest known assemblages of Late Bronze Age items found in the Mediterranean.
The shipwreck lay on a steep rocky slope at a depth of 44 to 52 m, with artifacts scattered down to 61 m. Murat Tilev working on a row copper ‘oxhide’ ingots (one of four rows in situ) found on the Uluburun shipwreck… one of the wealthiest and largest known assemblages of Late Bronze Age items found in the Mediterranean. photo: INA Archives. Cape Gelidonya. History The eccentric photojournalist Peter Throckmorton, out of New York, arrived there in the mid-1950s after a controversial campaign where he was profiling the Algerian War from the point of view of the Algerian rebels fighting against French troops, which would later lead to an alleged altercation between himself and another team member, Claude Duthuit, who was fighting with the French.
Boatyard Beneath The Solent's Waves. Feb 05, 2008 Features 0. Flag Fen Bronze Age boats older than was first thought. 8 September 2013Last updated at 04:12 ET Experts have discovered the boats are made of oak, lime and field maple Eight Bronze Age boats discovered in a deep Cambridgeshire quarry are much older than it was first thought, carbon-dating research has revealed. The vessels, found by archaeologists at Must Farm near Peterborough in 2011, have now been dated to about 1500 BC, 200 years older than was first thought. Samples taken during the conservation process have revealed the boats to be made from oak, lime and field maple. Introduction to Nautical Archaeology Notes - The Royal Ship of Khufu. Back to Class Home. Mapping of the Buried Yarmouth Roads Wreck, Isle of Wight, UK, using a Chirp Sub‐Bottom Profiler - Plets - 2008 - International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. The Mediterranean Lateen Sail in Late Antiquity - Whitewright - 2009 - International Journal of Nautical Archaeology.
From Rescue to Research: Medieval Ship Finds in St Peter Port, Guernsey - Adams - 2004 - International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. The Sydney Cove shipwreck project - Nash - 2002 - International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. About the team - Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds. Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds - Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Maritime Archaeology. Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard. Welcome to Ocean Discovery - Shipwreck Mars 1564.
Shipwrecks Lost to Time That Archaeologists Would Love to Get Their Hands On. 1978 to present day: Maritime Archaeology - Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds. Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds Map. Antikythera treasures. 12 Things You Didn't Know About Shipwrecks. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology Virtual Issue.