Monday, August 27, 2012

This week’s nautical news—one full of discoveries. Special thanks to Nicolas Bigourdan, David Meadows & Explorator team, Susan Langley, and Ole Varmer for sending in news items.

1. Two forgotten wrecks off the coast of Crete have hidden Australian war mysteries for 70 years—but now the secrets are out:
http://www.smh.com.au/world/mystery-emerges-from-the-deep-20120825-24t2d.html

2. Sunken vessel bearing obsidian discovered off Capri, Italy:
http://www.lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it/notizia.php?IDNotizia=543735&IDCategoria=2694

3. Bronze Age pottery sherd from Isles of Scilly could be earliest British depiction of a boat:
http://www.culture24.org.uk/history%20%26%20heritage/archaeology/art397577

4. Fighting ship’s identity revealed in Chatham Dockyard:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-19298148
http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/news/solved-the-17-year-mystery-of-the-ship-under-the-floorboards.htm

5. Archaeologists investigate sea find of gilded bronze lion: Underwater artifacts discovered near Riace Bronzes site:
http://www.france24.com/en/20120821-ancient-bronze-lions-head-armour-found-off-italy
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gM1Ds6CTFa2w9vrtV33ibdgtCxsQ?docId=CNG.6213cc6c6c34f5348dd39955badeb004.dc1
http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english/2012/08/21/Archaeologists-investigate-sea-find-gilded-bronze-lion_7363198.html
http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/9231/Archaeologists-investigate-sea-find-of-gilded-bronze-lion.html

6. Archaeologists complete survey of Charleston harbor civil war naval battlefield:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120823175352.htm
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/592914/?sc=rsla&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewswiseLatestNews+%28Newswise%3A+Latest+News%29

7. Divers find ruins from Viking ‘marketplace’:
http://www.thelocal.se/42744/20120821/

8. Ephesus ancient city meets sea again:
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ephesus-ancient-city-meets-sea-again.aspx?pageID=238&nID=28358&NewsCatID=375

9. U.S. FEMA awards grant for tall ship Elissa repairs:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/repairs-awards-elissa347165.aspx

10. £140,200 heritage grant seals Swash wreck project [congratulations to Dave Parham & co]:
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9884497.__140_200_heritage_grant_seals_Swash_wreck_project/

11. Indiana archaeology month starts Sept. 1: Focus on underwater archaeology:
http://kokomoperspective.com/news/indiana-archaeology-month-starts-sept/article_5030f380-ed58-11e1-90f5-0019bb2963f4.html

12. Capt. Cook museum proposed, Jamestown a possible location:
http://www.jamestownpress.com/news/2012-08-23/News/Capt_Cook_museum_proposed_Jamestown_a_possible_loc.html

13. Drought exposes sunken ship:
http://news.discovery.com/history/drought-exposing-sunken-ships-dnews-nugget-120820.html

14. Great Scott! Video of Captain’s wreck emerges:
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/great-scott-video-captains-wreck-emerges-040310934.html

15. Search for lost Franklin ships launched in Canada’s Arctic:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/08/06/f-franklin-search-erebus-terror-arctic.html

16. USS Constitution sails again:
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/08/19/USS-Constitution-sails-again/UPI-94481345418483/

17. Preserved body of diver who disappeared in 1999 found near legendary shipwreck:
http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/11676/20120822/preserved-body-of-diver-who-disappeared-in-1999-found-near-legendary-shipwreck.htm

18. Emperor Caligula gold coin found underwater near Cyprus:
http://eu.greekreporter.com/2012/08/21/emperor-caligula-gold-coin-found-underwater-near-cyprus/

19. Ballard’s team discover ancient shipwreck off Cyprus:
http://www.nautiluslive.org/video/2012/08/23/news-update-august-23-2012

20. Antiques to be salvaged from sunken Chinese ship:
http://truthdive.com/2012/08/20/antiques-to-be-salvaged-from-sunken-chinese-ship.html
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/international/article3795442.ece
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/727768.shtml

21. Harry Potter, Mel Fisher Museum come together [commercial salvage]:
http://keysnews.com/node/41717

22. Specialist says two emeralds were embedded in rock with glue [commercial salvage]:
http://keysnews.com/node/41736

23. Fishers drop claim on gems [commercial salvage]:
http://keysnews.com/node/41722

24. Track Odyssey Explorer [commercial salvage]:
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?oldmmsi=309814000&zoom=10&olddate=lastknown#

25. Salvage & Recovery: Treasure and Artifacts [commercial salvage]:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/artifacts-recovery347171.aspx

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Deputy Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)

Department of Archaeology | Flinders University