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Ancient maritime artifacts recovered from Hong Kong waters

Ancient maritime artifacts have been pulled from the waters near Basalt Island, including the upper part of an anchor believed to date back more than 1,000 years. A diving team from the Hong Kong Underwater Heritage Group recovered an anchor stock - the upper part of an anchor - around Basalt

Ancient anchors found off Sicilian island

More than 30 anchors dating back to the First Punic War, which took place over 2,000 years ago, have been found in the waters off the Sicilian island of Pantelleria. According to Leonardo Abelli, an archaeologist from the University of Sassari, the anchors are startling evidence of the Romans’ and Carthaginians’

Stone anchor found off Indian coast

An ancient stone anchor has been found Gulf of Kutch in northwestern India and is now giving researchers new clues into Indo-Arab trade. “Ancient stone anchors serve to understand maritime contacts of India with other parts of the world... Arabs sailed the Indian Ocean and used the type of anchors under

Ancient anchors found in Israel

Three ancient anchors, two made of iron and one made of stone, have been found by lifeguards at a Bat Yam city beach south of Tel Aviv. An IAA marine archaeologist confirmed that the find was about 1, 700-1,400 years old, belonging to the Byzantine era. The anchor's surprisingly well preserved state

Blackbeard’s anchor to be recovered

The anchor from the Queen Anne's Revenge is set to be recovered from its resting place off the coast of North Carolina. The anchor is believed to be the second biggest on the site, measuring about 13 feet (4 metres) long with arms that are eight feet (2.4 metres) wide and