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Archaeologists find possible ‘lid’ to ‘ancient computer’

by Dave Sadler
As if it had not already been one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all time, the Antikythera shipwreck continues to shed light on Classic antiquity. Last week, Greece's Division of Underwater Antiquities,…

Orkney undersea archaeologists find boat used by fleeing sailors from the HMS Royal Oak

by Dave Sadler
FOR more than a century it has lain on the seabed, a lost relic of one of the greatest wartime disasters ever suffered by the Royal Navy. But now undersea archaeologists say they have pinpointed…

Police appeal after nighthawking incident at Roman site in Great Chesterford

by Dave Sadler
It is believed someone went onto a protected Roman site in Newmarket Road in the village with a metal detector, and removed items belonging to Historic England. The alleged incident happened on September 29. Pc Andy…

Off the coast of Egypt divers have discovered something that was thought to be lost a long time ago

by Dave Sadler
Off the coast of Egypt divers have discovered something that was thought to be lost a long time ago. It was said that the ancient city of Heracleion was lost under the sea for good. Well…

Armada portrait of Elizabeth I returns after ‘spectacular’ restoration

by Dave Sadler
One of the most recognisable portraits in British history is returning to public view transformed after a six-month restoration project to remove centuries of retouching, grime and varnish. The Armada portrait of Elizabeth…

Mystery of Nottingham’s Bronze Age canoes is solved

by Dave Sadler
What has happened to two of Nottingham’s most treasured relics – a pair of Bronze Age canoes discovered in the River Trent near Clifton in the 1930s? The question was posed by Gill Page who on returning to the city after a 40-year absence noted that…

Archaeologist dives to study ancient trade routes in Cyprus

by Dave Sadler
Many of us dream of spending the summer on the water, but for University of Toronto archaeologist Carrie Fulton, it's just another day on the job. Fulton, an assistant professor of historical studies at U of T Mississauga, recently completed the…

WWII shipwreck found off northern Australia after 74 years

by Dave Sadler
Researchers said Thursday they have discovered the wreck of an Australian merchant ship sunk by Japanese aircraft during World War II, after it lay hidden in the sea off northern Australia for 74 years. For many years, the whereabouts of the SS…

Website launched to let armchair divers explore sunken WWII ship

by Dave Sadler
A new website will let people explore one of the world’s most famous diving sites in 3D on their phones or computers. The new website, which launches on Friday October 6, will give visitors the chance to explore the wreckage of…

Antikythera shipwreck yields statue pieces and mystery bronze disc

by Dave Sadler
Marine archaeologists investigating the ancient shipwreck that yielded the Antikythera mechanism — a complex, bronze, geared device that predicted eclipses and showed the movements of the Sun, Moon and planets in the sky —…
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