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Darwin’s great-great-granddaughter recreates historic voyage

The great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin has set sail from Devon in an attempt to recreate her forebearer's historic voyage on the HMS Beagle. Darwin's original five-year voyage of discovery on HMS Beagle began in 1831 from Plymouth Sound. Biologist and botanist Sarah Darwin, 44, will retrace her forefather's footsteps. "We're going in his

Phoenician replica readies for Mediterranean crossing

A team of 20 rowers aim to cross the Mediterranean Sea, from Turkey to France, in a replica Phoenician-style "bireme" ship. "It’s the most precise replica of the boats from that era possible. It was built from what was found during digs," said the boats captain, archeologist Osman Erkurt. The Kybele, whose