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Cannon recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge

A 23rd cannon has been recovered from the pirate Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. The trip was the latest in 17 years of recovery efforts at the Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck site. The flagship of the infamous pirate Blackbeard sank off the coast of Beaufort after running aground nearly 300

Two more cannons raised from the Queen Anne’s Revenge

Two more cannons have been raised to the surface from the pirate Blackbeard's sunken ship: The Queen Anne's Revenge. “We’re all lucky to be able to be here to witness this,” said state archaeologist Steve Claggett. Divers with the state’s Underwater Archaeology Branch held off on bringing up a third cannon but

In search of Australia’s only pirate

Archaeologists in Australia are hunting for evidence of the country's only pirate: Black Jack Anderson. WA archaeologists, who went to Middle Island - the biggest island in the archipelago - during a recent expedition to the remote area, surveyed what is believed to have been Anderson's cave in a bay on

Blackbeard’s cannon lifted from ocean floor

The pirate Blackbeard's 300-year-old cannon has been raised from the ocean floor off the coast of North Carolina. [Thx Mike!] The eight-foot-long cannon was covered in sand and ocean debris called "concretion," which will take archaeologists and students at East Carolina University as many as eight years to crack through before

North Carolina wreck officially Queen Anne’s Revenge

For 15 years a wreck off the North Carolina coast has thought to have belonged to the pirate Blackbeard. Now, officials are conclusively stating that yes, the ship is infact the Queen Anne's Revenge. "We have now changed our position, and we are quite categorically saying that it's the Queen Anne's

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

Julius Caesar was a badass

I came across this cool fact today while surfing on Reddit and was impressed enough that I had to share:  Julius Caesar was kidnapped by pirates, mocked his captors until his ransom was paid, then came back with a fleet and killed them all. First, when the pirates demanded a ransom of

Pirate Henry Morgan’s cannons recovered in Panama

Six cannons belonging to the infamous Henry Morgan have been recovered from a river in Panama. The size and shape of the cannons appear to be a close match with the characteristics of small iron cannon of the Seventeenth Century. A more detailed identification of the cannons will take place after