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Replica of ancient ship launches in Israel

A replica of a 2,400-year-old ship has been christened in Haifa, Israel. Archaeologists from the University of Haifa dug out the remains of the ancient vessel over the course of three seasons in 1988 and 1989. The ship, a standard sort of cargo vessel at the time, was around 37-feet long

17th-century shipwreck identified as “The Fame”

Researchers have identified a 17th-century shipwreck as "The Fame", an armed Dutch merchant vessel which sank in 1631. Following the raising of the rudder, historians were able to study historical records and analyse the timbers to confirm the ship as being The Fame. Bournemouth University marine archaeologist Dave Parham said finding the

Roman shipwreck found near Balearic islands

The wreckage of an 1,800-year-old Roman ship has been found near the Balearic islands. “As far as we know, this is the first time that a completely unaltered wreck has been found in Spanish waters,” says Javier Rodríguez, one of the marine archeologists who participated in the exploration and documentation of

Four 19th-century shipwrecks found off Australian coast

Four shipwrecks dating back to the 19th century have been found off the coast of Queensland. More than a dozen iron anchors, several copper-alloy fasteners and at least six cannons were found at depths up to 10 metres. Dr James Hunter said it was an amazing feeling to set eyes on what

Goddess sculpture found in Turkish shipwreck

A 2,700-year-old terracotta sculpture of a goddess has been found in a shipwreck off the coast of Turkey. A ceramic sculpture, which is said to be the biggest one in the history of Turkish underwater history, has been discovered off the coast of the Bozburun neighborhood in the western province of

19th-century shipwrecks discovered in Baltic Sea

Divers in the Baltic sea have discovered a shipwreck dating back to the mid-19th-century. Diver Jerry Wilhelmsson was out looking for a different shipwreck altogether off the south coast of the Åland islands (Finland's autonomous Swedish-speaking islands between Stockholm and Helsinki) when he came across an incredible discovery. Sitting in front

40 beautifully preserved shipwrecks found at bottom of Black Sea

Marine archaeologists working in the Black Sea have discovered and created photogrammetric models of 40 shipwrecks on the bottom of the Black Sea. The team took thousands of still photographs of the shipwrecks, and then used photogrammetry, a technique that uses software to calculate the positions of millions of points in

Third 16th-century shipwreck found in Florida waters

The underwater wreckage of a 16th-century ship, the third to be found in the area, has been discovered in Pensacola Bay, Florida. “Finding one wreck like this could cap your career. That’s an amazing thing,” he said. “I was just looking at the number of ships from this time period that