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Human remains found at Antikythera shipwreck

A set of human remains has been found at the site of the Antikythera Shipwreck in Greece. Hannes Schroeder snaps on two pairs of blue latex gloves, then wipes his hands with a solution of bleach. In front of him is a large Tupperware box full of plastic bags that each

19th-century shipwreck identified in Lake Ontario

An early 19th-century shipwreck found in Lake Ontario has been identified as the Washington. The second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in the Great Lakes, an American-built, Canadian-owned sloop that sank in Lake Ontario more than 200 years ago, has been found, a team of underwater explorers said Wednesday. The three-member western New York-based team

19th-century shipwreck found off Nova Scotia coast

The Canadian Coast Guard has discovered large pieces of a 19th-century shipwreck off the coast of Nova Scotia. "It's fairly rare. I've been here quite a while and it's the first time I've heard of them bringing up an antique ship in a fishing net," said David Jennings, a spokesman for

17th-century cheese recovered from shipwreck

Researchers believe that a thick, gooey substance found in a tin pot recovered from a 17th-century shipwreck might actually be a stinky cheese. Divers excavating the royal ship Kronan in the waters off the Baltic Sea island of Öland came upon the smelly material inside a black tin jar found on

23 ancient shipwrecks found in Greek waters

American and Greek divers have located the remains of 23 shipwrecks in the eastern Aegean Sea. The archipelago might be a hotspot for finding shipwrecks today because it was such a popular destination for boats in the past, Campbell told Live Science. "Fourni is actually a really safe place," Campbell said. "It's

Conservation of 17th-century ship La Belle completed

Researchers have restored La Belle, a 17th-century French ship found in 1995. The restoration of the La Belle took 17 years in all. “Voracious” undersea worms did most of the damage to the ship, Fix said, by burrowing through the ship’s timbers. Archaeologists had to heave fragile, waterlogged wood out of

19th-century ship found in Boston

The remains of a ship from the 19th century has been found underground at a construction site in Boston. Boston’s archeologist, Joe Bagley, said so far he and his colleagues, who were called to the scene, have determined, based on the ship’s nails, that the vessel is from the mid-to-late 19th

3D-printed underwater archaeological sites

Two shipwrecks found in UK waters are the first underwater archaeological sites to be recreated with 3D printing technology. Archaeologists have made a full colour model of a wreck near Drumbeg, in Sutherland, thought to date from the late 17th or early 18th century. A print has also been made of HMHS