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Hunt for Ming dynasty admiral Zheng He’s lost treasure ship heats up in Indian Ocean

by Dave Sadler
During an epic naval battle between Chinese and local forces off the coast of Sri Lanka more than 600 years ago, a massive treasure ship laden with gold, precious gems and religious artefacts was…

MYSTERIES OF SHIPWRECK HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD REVEALED BY 3D SCANNING OFF THE ITALIAN COAST

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists in Italy have discovered a Byzantine shipwreck off the coast of Sicily and are using cutting-edge 3D technology to further uncover the secrets of the vessel that had been submerged…

Proof of Sunken Pirate Ship Found near Wellfleet

by Dave Sadler
The year was 1715, and a 100-foot ship by the name of Whydah sailed out of London at the command of Lawrence Prince. The ship was fast, an asset to the European trade industries linking England, Africa, and the West Indies. Its name gave a nod to the West African…

Mysterious ship wreck found under Brazil beach

by Dave Sadler
The wreckage of a ship that ran aground off the coast of Brazil more than 120 years has been found beneath a city beach. Drone video shows archaeologists examine the site in Santos of what is believed to be the wreck of the British sailing ship Kestrel, which ran aground…

Wreck of HMS Narwhal containing the remains of 58 British seaman who were killed during WWII is accidentally found in the North Sea by Polish divers

by Dave Sadler
  A 3D radar scan showing the craft perfectly intact in 308ft (94 metres) of water HMS Narwhal…

ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER PERFECTLY PRESERVED 2000-YEAR-OLD ROMAN SHIP, 20 OTHER SHIPWRECKS IN BLACK SEA OFF BULGARIA’S COAST

by Dave Sadler
A perfectly preserved almost 2,000-year-old Roman ship is the most intriguing discovery from the third and final research…

This Shipwreck Dates to When Genghis Khan’s Descendants Ruled China

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists have uncovered a shipwreck buried under silt and mud that dates back around 700 years to a time when the descendants of Genghis Khan ruled China, sometimes from their palace at Xanadu. Although China was ruled by…

NO TROUBLE IN PARADISE Real-life Robinson Crusoe reveals 20 years alone on a desert island after losing his fortune has a surprising upside

by Luke Higgins
The ex-gold mining tycoon and property magnate, who at his most successful was worth an estimated £22million,…

The paradise island where no one wants to live: HMS Bounty mutineers’ settlement could die out because of dark legacy of child sex abuse

by Luke Higgins
To many, it would seem the epitome of paradise - an idyllic isle thousands of miles from civilisation where the worst…

Mutiny on the Bounty: The true story of Captain Bligh’s mutineers

by Luke Higgins
My interest in the story of the Bounty was triggered by a short article in the New York Times reporting on the discovery of a ship that, some 200 years ago, had been wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef while carrying 14 captured mutineers…
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