Lots of resources for you all to access
Sean Kingsley is known amongst Maritime Archaeologists as a treasure hunter, Enigma Recoveries is essentially Odessey Marine rebrandedWould I trust the Cypriot Government (of either flavour) to do the right thing; not so much. This could end badly.
'British archaeologists who discovered hundreds of artefacts from a cluster of 17th century shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea have been accused of an 'illicit excavation'.
'Enigma Recoveries, which led an expedition into the Levantine Basin off the coast of Cyprus, found 12 shipwrecks filled with Chinese porcelain, jugs, coffee pots, peppercorns and illicit tobacco pipes. The ships and their priceless cargo, hailed as the 'archaeological equivalent of finding a new planet' were recovered in ancient 'shipping lanes' that served spice and silk trades from 300 BC onwards.
'But in a strongly-worded statement, the Cypriot government accused the company of being well known to both Cyprus and UNESCO for its 'illicit underwater excavations' and its 'violent extraction of objects causing destruction to their context'. Cyprus's Department of Antiquities accused the company of intending to sell the objects, as allegedly evident in documents filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (NASDAQ). However, Enigma Recoveries says it hopes the recovered material – which is currently being held in Cyprus – is made publicly viewable in a major museum and says Cyprus Customs wants to retain the finds and sell them in a public auction. The Department of Antiquities denies this and says it is monitoring the collection of 588 artefacts in total and 'their state of preservation'. '
British archaeologists who discovered hundreds of artefacts from a cluster of 17th century shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea have been accused of an 'illicit excavation'.www.dailymail.co.uk
It doesn't appear that anyone involved covered themselves in glory.Sean Kingsley is known amongst Maritime Archaeologists as a treasure hunter, Enigma Recoveries is essentially Odessey Marine rebranded
EXCLUSIVE thePipeLine can reveal that through a combination of alleged underpayments on a Government salvage contract and £7 million in fees paid for services provided to a series of treasure hunting investment schemes set up by City firm Robert Fraser & Partners, allegedly to facilitate tax...thepipeline.info
They are all about exploiting finds for their own gain.
Treasure Hunters not archaeologists
Odyssey used to have a TV show on Quest channel, I knew that they’d found the original Victory. They even salvaged a couple of main guns to help identify the vessel. But weren’t allowed to do anything else at the time, as they’d found human remains in the wreck. We’re they given permission to do further salvage on her, as she was reputed to have had a lot of Portuguese Gold on board when she foundered?Lord Lingfield is Chair of the charity, the Maritime Heritage Foundation, which employs Odyssey for the controversial salvage of HMS Victory, lost in the English Channel in 1744.
That looks good. Doesn't work too well on the phone but I'll make a point of looking at it next time I get the laptop out.
There is a similar one outside the Loughs Agency HQ opposite the Everglades Hotel. Saw it when I took CLC Jr in to see their aqaurium thing when I needed to kill a little time a few years ago.Ok, if you're telling me that's a boat, I guess that's a boat.
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'A schoolboy who was fed-up doing his homework went for a paddle in a lake and stumbled across a logboat that could have been buried in the mud for 4,000 years.
'Cathal McDonagh (12), from Lisacul, Co Roscommon, made the discovery while wading in the water at the back of his house. Archaeologists have told his family that the hollowed out log used as a primitive canoe could date from 2,000 BC. A team of experts will travel from Dublin this week to examine the find.
'What adds an extra layer of intrigue to the discovery is that while a river may have flowed through the area thousands of years ago, the lake is inland, small and home to at least one crannog, built to provide refuge from attackers.'
A schoolboy who was fed-up doing his homework went for a paddle in a lake and stumbled across a logboat that could have been buried in the mud for 4,000 years.www.herald.ie