Monday, July 16, 2012

Special thanks to Ross Anderson, Nicolas Bigourdin, Filipe Castro, George F. Bass, Emily Jateff, Susan Katzev, Cees Kingma, Susan Langley, Dave Meadows’ Explorator, and Tim Smith for sending in news items.

1. Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA): 2012 shipwreck photography competition:

2. Riches from a doomed voyage [Wow! Antikythera exhibition, National Archaeological Museum, Athens]:

See also:

3. The Gnalic shipwreck project in Croatia [another wow!]:

4. [Maritime] archaeologist Justin Leidwanger to join Stanford Classics [congratulations!]:

5. ‘Extraordinary’ shipwreck found off Swedish coast [Viking ship]:

6. Centuries Old Shipwreck Found Off The Coast Of St. Augustine:

7. First World war submarine whose two captains won the Victoria Cross is discovered off Turkish coast 94 years after she went down:

8. Acid-wielding worms drill through bones at the bottom of the sea:

9. 17th century postal system carved in stone [more on…]:

10. States stake claim On Sir Francis Drake’s landing:

11. Bulgaria archaeologists discover underwater settlement during excavations at Akin Cape:

12. Underwater archaeologists get education far away from the sea [on Turkey’s only underwater archaeology department]:

13. Mogelijk restanten vlaggenschip ‘Walcheren’ opgedoken [Remains of Dutch flag ship ‘Walcheren’, 1689, possibly found]:

14. Venice’s eternal battle against water:

15. 75 years after Earhart’s disappearance, search continues with new ship expedition:

16. Amelia Earhart: New expedition seeks answers:

17. Archaeological report: Razed ruins not Phoenician port:

18. Construction firm demolishes Phoenician port in Beirut:

19. ‘Britain’s Atlantis’ found at bottom of North sea – a huge undersea world swallowed by the sea in 6500BC:–huge-undersea-kingdom-swamped-tsunami-5-500-years-ago.html

20. Discovering the Russian Atlantis [right]:

21. University of South Carolina [Columbia, USA] students excavate Sea Pines shipwreck:

22. Sea surrenders pristine Roman sarcophagus:

23. Shipwreck Science: 7 Great Underwater Finds:

24. Archaeologists to excavate ship that dates to War of 1812 [more on]:

25. Cameron Appointed Peer, MOD and Odyssey Colluded over Balchen’s HMS ‘Victory’:

26. No evidence of mermaids, says US government:

27. Silver treasure found at Swedish shipwreck:

28. Shipwrecks: Merchant and Pirate Ships Provide Modern Day Fairy Tales:

29. Diver tells of sunken treasure in Malacca:

30. ‘Lost Fleet’ discovered in medieval cellar:


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