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Deepest Shipwreck Ever Found Discovered at Nearly 7,000 Meters Below Sea Level

A US navy destroyer sunk during World War II has been found nearly 7,000 meters (23,000 feet) below sea level off the Philippines, making it the world’s deepest shipwreck ever located, an American exploration team said.   The USS Samuel B. Roberts went down during a battle off the central island of Samar on 25 […]

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Lost face of Hercules REVEALED for first time in 2,000 years after shipwreck dive

The decapitated body of the nine-foot-two-inches-tall statue was found and raised from a shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island of Antikythera back in the years 1900–1901. The same wreck also furnished the famous “Antikythera mechanism”, a hand-powered mechanical device used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses in advance. The likeness of the mythological […]

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Huge drought in Italy exposes stunning historic WW2 shipwreck ‘for the first time’

While Italy’s worst drought in 70 years continues to wreak havoc in the country, it has also made the Zibello, a 160-foot (48.8 metre) barge almost completely visible. The ship, which transported wood during the war and sank in 1943, is usually hidden beneath the waters of the Po, a 405 mile-long river which stretches from the […]

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18th-Century Spanish Shipwreck Has $17 Billion Worth of Coins And Gems Aboard

The Colombian army released images of one of the world’s most valuable shipwrecks, the location of which was unknown for nearly three centuries. Spain’s San Jose galleon was loaded with a vast cargo of treasure when it was sunk by British navy ships in 1708 during the War of the Spanish Succession.   The ship, […]

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Falkland heroes: Royal Navy’s harrowing shipwreck dive prevented NATO disaster – EXCLUSIVE

Falklands War: Ben Fogle uncovers document Dubbed Operation Blackleg, the saturation diving team, led by Lieutenant Commander Mike Kooner, was tasked with salvaging the wreck of HMS Coventry. The Type 42 destroyer was sunk by an Argentine Air Force A-4 Skyhawks on May 25, 1982. The horror attack took the lives of 19 sailors and […]

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340-Year-Old Shipwreck May Change What We Know About 17th-Century Maritime History

A British warship that sank in 1682 while carrying a future king has been located off eastern England, in a find described as the “most significant historic maritime discovery since the raising of the Mary Rose in 1982″.   The announcement follows 15 years of secret verification work due to the need to protect the wreck. […]

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Archaeology breakthrough as ‘greatest shipwreck since Mary Rose’ FOUND near Norfolk

Two brothers, Julian and Lincoln Barnwell, found the warship HMS Gloucester in 2012, but their breakthrough had to remain a secret for a decade. It had laid untouched on the Norfolk sandbanks since 1682, when it suffered a disaster that saw it sunk while carrying the future King James II. The Barnwell brothers spent more […]

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Archaeology: World’s oldest intact shipwreck ‘changed’ scientific understanding

Italy: Roman-era shipwreck discovered by Arpa Black Sea shipwrecks are generally very well preserved compared to those discovered from similar periods in different areas, namely the Mediterranean, due to low levels of oxygen in shallow waters. Maritime archaeologists and oceanographers therefore use the waters of the Black Sea to uncover the secrets of ancient civilisations […]

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Archaeology mystery: Shipwreck in Wales so horrifying ‘no one wanted to acknowledge it’

Shackleton’s ship ‘Endurance’ found off the coast of Antarctica The discovery of one of the greatest ever undiscovered shipwrecks sent shockwaves across the archaeology world this week. The Endurance, the lost vessel of legendary Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, was discovered at the bottom of the Weddell Sea some 107 years after it sank. It […]

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Archaeologists recover ‘exceptional’ treasures from 1,700-year-old Roman shipwreck

The wreck, dubbed “Ses Fontanelles”, was exposed a mere 165 feet offshore from the popular beach of Ca’n Pastilla in Palma after storms back in the summer of 2019. Experts believe that the vessel from Cartagena was likely anchored just offshore when rough weather caused it to sink — perhaps as a result of running […]