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:
http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/shipwrecks/photo-competition/index.html

2. Riches from a doomed voyage [Wow! Antikythera exhibition, National Archaeological Museum, Athens]:
http://www.athensnews.gr/issue/13502/56622

See also:
http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr/events/exhibitions/nam-2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R4jbUoPxj8
http://www.petersommer.com/blog/archaeology-history/antikythera-shipwreck-exhibition/
http://www.greeknewsagenda.gr/2012/04/antikythera-shipwreck-exhibition.html

3. The Gnalic shipwreck project in Croatia [another wow!]:
http://inadiscover.com/blogs/gnalic-project/

4. [Maritime] archaeologist Justin Leidwanger to join Stanford Classics [congratulations!]:
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/classics/cgi-bin/web/news/archaeologist-justin-leidwanger-join-stanford-classics

5. ‘Extraordinary’ shipwreck found off Swedish coast [Viking ship]:
http://www.thelocal.se/41510/20120618/
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120618/sweden-800-year-old-shipwreck-found
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/06/18/viking-shipwreck-discovered-off-swedish-coast/

6. Centuries Old Shipwreck Found Off The Coast Of St. Augustine:
http://www.news4jax.com/Centuries-Old-Shipwreck-Found-Off-The-Coast-Of-St-Augustine/-/475982/15500354/-/4oxsjn/-/index.html

7. First World war submarine whose two captains won the Victoria Cross is discovered off Turkish coast 94 years after she went down:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2160577/Sunken-treasure-First-World-war-submarine-captains-won-Victoria-Cross-discovered-Turkish-coast-94-years-holed.html

8. Acid-wielding worms drill through bones at the bottom of the sea:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120702134824.htm

9. 17th century postal system carved in stone [more on...]:
http://news.discovery.com/history/17th-century-postal-system-120615.html

10. States stake claim On Sir Francis Drake’s landing:
http://www.npr.org/2012/06/17/155194143/states-stake-claim-on-sir-francis-drakes-landing

11. Bulgaria archaeologists discover underwater settlement during excavations at Akin Cape:
http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n281878

12. Underwater archaeologists get education far away from the sea [on Turkey's only underwater archaeology department]:
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/underwater-archaeologists-get-education-far-away-from-the-sea.aspx?pageID=238&nID=23262&NewsCatID=375

13. Mogelijk restanten vlaggenschip ‘Walcheren’ opgedoken [Remains of Dutch flag ship 'Walcheren', 1689, possibly found]:
http://nos.nl/video/393597-waar-is-de-walcheren.html
http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2012/07/10/marine-vindt-resten-van-historisch-vlaggenschip-walcheren/
http://nos.nl/audio/393589-er-zit-geen-plaatje-op-dit-is-de-walcheren.html
http://historiek.net/nieuws/algemeen/6701-mogelijk-restanten-vlaggenschip-walcheren-opgedoken
http://nos.nl/audio/393372-vlissingen-was-een-enorme-marinehaven.html
http://www.trouw.nl/tr/nl/4504/Economie/article/detail/3284671/2012/07/10/Mogelijk-delen-vlaggenschip-Walcheren-ontdekt.dhtml

14. Venice’s eternal battle against water:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/venice-s-struggle-against-the-water-a-838713.html

15. 75 years after Earhart’s disappearance, search continues with new ship expedition:
http://maritime-executive.com/article/on-75th-anniversary-of-amelia-earhart-s-disappearance-search-for-answers-continues-with-new-ship-expedition

16. Amelia Earhart: New expedition seeks answers:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18670292
http://news.discovery.com/history/amelia-earhart-tighar-lockheed-electra.html

17. Archaeological report: Razed ruins not Phoenician port:
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Article.aspx?id=178652#axzz1z9ATiaRY

18. Construction firm demolishes Phoenician port in Beirut:
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2012/Jun-28/178530-construction-firm-demolishes-phoenician-port.ashx#axzz1z2Hd2yzS
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120628/beirut-tears-down-ancient-phoenician-port-skyscrapers

19. ‘Britain’s Atlantis’ found at bottom of North sea – a huge undersea world swallowed by the sea in 6500BC:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2167731/Britains-Atlantis-North-sea–huge-undersea-kingdom-swamped-tsunami-5-500-years-ago.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-18687504
http://www.christianpost.com/news/doggerland-europes-atlantis-found-by-researchers-77633/
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/doggerland-the-real-atlantis-just-off-scotland-1-2388819

20. Discovering the Russian Atlantis [right]:
http://rbth.ru/articles/2012/07/04/discovering_the_russian_atlantis_16089.html

21. University of South Carolina [Columbia, USA] students excavate Sea Pines shipwreck:
http://www.islandpacket.com/2012/07/13/2133813/usc-students-excavate-sea-pines.html
http://www2.wsav.com/news/2012/jul/13/shipwreck-found-hilton-head-island-ar-4129148/
http://news.yahoo.com/stone-tools-focus-picture-ancient-americans-180122569.html

22. Sea surrenders pristine Roman sarcophagus:
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Sea+surrenders+pristine+Roman+sarcophagus+/26909
http://webtv.hurriyet.com.tr/2/34628/0/1/denizde-lahit-bulundu.aspx

23. Shipwreck Science: 7 Great Underwater Finds:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/06/shipwreck-gallery/?pid=3914&pageid=115178

24. Archaeologists to excavate ship that dates to War of 1812 [more on]:
http://www.wtop.com/41/2903654/Archeologists-to-excavate-ship-that-dates-to-War-of-1812

25. Cameron Appointed Peer, MOD and Odyssey Colluded over Balchen’s HMS ‘Victory':
http://www.heritagedaily.com/2012/07/cameron-appointed-peer-mod-and-odyssey-colluded-over-balchens-hms-victory/

26. No evidence of mermaids, says US government:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18692830

27. Silver treasure found at Swedish shipwreck:
http://www.thelocal.se/41982/20120712/

28. Shipwrecks: Merchant and Pirate Ships Provide Modern Day Fairy Tales:
http://news.co.cr/shipwrecks-merchant-and-pirate-ships-provide-modern-day-fairy-tales/6991/

29. Diver tells of sunken treasure in Malacca:
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/7/1/nation/11585991&sec=nation#134150247826553&if_height=513

30. ‘Lost Fleet’ discovered in medieval cellar:
http://www.medievalists.net/2012/06/12/lost-fleet-discovered-in-medieval-cellar/

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