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TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS SHIPWRECKS

by Luke Higgins
On Billion Dollar Wreck, father and son Martin and Grant Bayerle Martin seek to uncover hidden treasure on the ill-fated RMS Republic - a famous shipwreck off Nantucket, Massachusetts. And they're not the only ones. There's been a long fascination throughout history with shipwrecks and the treasure…

SUNKEN TREASURES : Wreck of Dutch Warship Found Buried Beneath Coral

by Luke Higgins
Divers in the blue waters around the Yucatán Peninsula have discovered three historic treasures: a sunken lighthouse and the remains of an 18th-century Dutch warship and a 19th-century British steamer, according to Mexico's…

Cluster of Roman Shipwrecks Suddenly Noticed Off Greek Island of Naxos

by Luke Higgins
A cluster of ancient shipwrecks dating to the Roman Empire era 2,000 years ago or more has been discovered off the Mediterranean island of Naxos, Greece. The find is remarkable both for the sheer number of wrecks discovered…

Sailing a 2,400-year-old Ship That Sank Off Israel’s Coast

by Luke Higgins
“Pull!” orders Yohai Palzur, and we pull the rope with all our might. Part of the square sail folds, its edges flap and the bow tilts a bit to the left. Anyone can see that we are not a trained crew, and for a moment, the usually calm and…

Diving Archaeologists Find Unique Lion Helmet From Punic Wars

by Luke Higgins
A unique bronze helmet discovered in the deep by marine archaeologists off the Sicilian coast, which they have dated to a sea battle of 241 B.C.E. may have been a precursor of the lion-themed helmets used by Rome's Praetorian Guards, the…

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…

U of T archaeologist goes underwater to study ancient trade routes in Cyprus

by Luke Higgins
FULTON, AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORICAL STUDIES AT U OF T MISSISSAUGA, RECENTLY COMPLETED THE FIRST SEASON OF FIELD WORK IN A THREE-YEAR STUDY OF AN ANCIENT MARINE SITE OFF THE COAST OF CYPRUS. Fulton and her…

Protecting historic wrecks

by Luke Higgins
Two shipwreck sites spanning some 300 years and lying 280 miles apart have been safeguarded under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973. Off Chesil Beach in Dorset, the remains of two vessels 200m apart were found by divers from the Weymouth-based Shipwreck Project in 2010. Thought to be wooden merchant vessels,…

Add them to the list: Underwater survey discovers new wrecks in Marlborough Sounds

by Luke Higgins
On the seabed of the Marlborough Sounds lies the scattered remains of dozens of wrecks - a hidden history that covers more than a century of shipping. The area has one of the richest maritime traditions in the…

Scientists find perfectly preserved shipwrecks from Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires by accident in Black Sea (article and video)

by Luke Higgins
The vessels, from the Roman and Byzantine empires, have been perfectly preserved with one even having ropes on…
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