Must have been one hell of a party.
'Around 200 Ancient Roman amphora have been discovered in an underwater cave off of the coast of Majorca — in the first dive down there in 20 years The artefacts were found in the Fuente de Ses Aiguades cave, which lies in the Bay of Alcudia on the northeastern coast of Majorca, in the Spanish Balearic Islands.'
Well, it was the DM after all; hardly known for journalistic rigour (or accuracy)!So many questions;
How deep was the cave under water?
Was it under water during Roman times, or have sea levels changed that much?
If it was under water in Roman times, how/why did amphora end up there?
Did the Romans do cave diving (I wouldn't be surprised)?
Would love to go and see the USS Cairo one day. Probably the finest example of an American Civil War ironclad still around today.The salvaging/raising of the Confederate Ironclad CSS Georgia, in Savannah continues:
U.S. Navy divers bring up Civil War cannons - CNN
Savannah District Website > Missions > Civil Works > Savannah Harbor Expansion > CSS Georgia
So it wasn't aliens?A 'Bermuda Triangle' secret revealed.
'A team of experts has located the wreck of a merchant ship that vanished in the Bermuda Triangle in 1925.
'The fate of the SS Cotopaxi has long been shrouded in mystery. On Nov. 29, 1925, the steam-powered vessel left Charleston, S.C. for Havana, Cuba. She never reached her destination and the bodies of the Cotopaxi’s 32 passengers were never recovered.
'Now, however, a group of underwater explorers and maritime archaeologists have located the ill-fated ship about 35 nautical miles off the coast of St. Augustine, Fla. In a statement, the Science Channel explained that marine biologist and underwater explorer Michael Barnette contacted British historian Guy Walters to help find the mysterious ship.
“Walters combed through ship records at the archives of Lloyd’s of London, who were the insurance brokers for the SS Cotopaxi,” the Science Channel explained. “There he discovered something previously unknown about the SS Cotopaxi’s voyage. The ship had sent out wireless distress signals with a position on December 1st, 1925, two days after it left Charleston.”
So glad to you post this information, I’m finding it totally fascinating the recovery of artefacts from the Terror and the Erebus. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if they were to recover one or even both of the vessels.Update, with hopefully more to follow.
'There was a bit of sealing wax with a fingerprint, a brush entangled with strands of hair, and a set of lieutenants’ epaulets. These were among about 350 artifacts that were recently plucked from the sunken crevices and cabins of the H.M.S. Erebus, one of two naval ships that vanished after setting out from England more than 170 years ago in search of a Northwest passage across the Canadian Arctic.
'The disappearance of the Erebus and the H.M.S. Terror is still a mystery, part of a story that has eluded scientists, rescuers and historians for more than a century. On Thursday, Parks Canada, Canada’s national parks service, and representatives from the Inuit population said they hoped the newly recovered artifacts from the Erebus would help them reconstruct what happened aboard the vessels before they sank.
“This is only the beginning of the excavation,” Ryan Harris, the senior underwater archaeologist and Parks Canada’s project director, said in an interview. “We are trying to learn the sequence of events, basically the historical narrative.”
The artifacts were recovered from the H.M.S. Erebus, which set off from England in 1845 with its sister ship, the H.M.S. Terror, before both vanished.www.nytimes.com
There are no plans at this time to try to recover the wrecks themselves. The remoteness of their location and the climatic and weather difficulties preclude it with current levels of technology. They're happy to just be able to get enough suitable weather to be able to dive on the wrecks for a few weeks each year.So glad to you post this information, I’m finding it totally fascinating the recovery of artefacts from the Terror and the Erebus. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if they were to recover one or even both of the vessels.
Must admit that was wishful thinking, those two ships and the ones they’ve found at the bottom of the Black Sea I find totally fascinating.There are no plans at this time to try to recover the wrecks themselves. The remoteness of their location and the climatic and weather difficulties preclude it with current levels of technology. They're happy to just be able to get enough suitable weather to be able to dive on the wrecks for a few weeks each year.
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