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Thousands of colonial wreck artifacts stolen from ocean floor

Published on October 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The waters surrounding the island of Dominica are littered with colonial wrecks and artifacts. Due to a lack of funds to officially recover historically important pieces, looters have been raiding the ocean floor. The Archaeology advisor ... Read More


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Roman temple found in Tuscany

Published on October 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A fourth century Roman temple has been found in the Italian region of Tuscany. The rectangular-shaped structure measures 11.5 metres by 6.5 metres and was built using a Roman-building technique called ‘opus testaceum’. A loose stone ... Read More


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Divers recover anchor from Blackbeard’s flagship

Published on October 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Divers off the coast of North Carolina have recovered an anchor thought to belong to the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. [Thx Matt Poland] An anchor from a shipwreck thought to be Blackbeard’s flagship, ... Read More


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Ancient 2nd century auditorium found in Rome

Published on October 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists in Rome have discovered an ancient auditorium dating back to the 2nd century A.D. Archaeologists on Wednesday unveiled the remains of an ancient auditorium where scholars, politicians and poets held debates and lectures, a site ... Read More


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Ida is no longer a missing link

Published on October 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Remember Ida, the fossil that was supposed to change everything we know about human evolution? It’s now been completely removed from the human family tree. Plenty of doubts were raised about this at the time, both ... Read More


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World War II colour footage discovered

Published on October 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Two canisters of colour WWII footage have been found after more than 60 years. Herman Graebner, 89, remembers virtually every detail of his four years in the U.S. Army. What he didn’t reveal until recently though, ... Read More


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USS Missouri undergoing $18 million preservation

Published on October 21st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The WWII vessel the USS Missouri, located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is undergoing a major restoration and preservation effort. “I want it to be here forever,” Weidenbach said Thursday. “I want to die knowing we took ... Read More


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China on hunt for looted treasure

Published on October 21st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

China is sending out teams of experts to other countries to find treasure looted from the Summer Palace. The teams will be looking for precious items stolen from Beijing’s former Summer Palace nearly 150 years ago. ... Read More


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