Monday, October 18, 2010

Special thanks to Susan Langley, Alexandre Monteiro, and Ruud Paesi for sending in news items.

1. Indonesia says China interested in shipwreck treasure [commercial salvage]:
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STIStory_590822.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h0mUeajPaHxBs9vwMBvyEIiQ6DFg?docId=CNG.54816e33debe3117debb062e3859e7f7.921

2. Sole survivor is over 100 years old [Sri Lankan crane]:
http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/news/provincial-news/24287.html

3. The “Edmund Fitzgerald” still a mystery after 35 Years
http://www.marinelink.com/news/fitzgerald-mystery-edmund335811.aspx

4. Monmouth trysting place of Admiral Nelson and his mistress unearthed by archaeologists:
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/10/14/monmouth-trysting-place-of-admiral-nelson-and-his-mistress-unearthed-by-archaeologists-91466-27467387/

5. HMS “Victory” cannon ‘rare example’, says expert:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-11516163

6. Spain’s treasure -not up for grabs [more on shipwrecks off Spain]:
http://www.theleader.info/article/25429/spains-sea-treasure-not-up-for-grabs/

7. Marine Exploration announces recent return to treasure-laden “Solo Dios Gloria” shipwreck [commercial salvage]:
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/14/2312963/marine-exploration-announces-recent.html

8. Stuff you should know about Columbus:
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/history/stuff-you-should-know-about-co.html

9. Citizen science: Trawl World War I navy records for weather data:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/10/old-weather-records/

10. For those interested in navigational charts. Symposium: Chart  makers from Zeeland, Vlissingen, 20 November 2010  [in Dutch] :
http://nederl.blogspot.com/2010/10/age-symposium-zeeuwse-kaartenmakers.html

11. Bejeweled stonehenge boy came from Mediterranean?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/10/101013-stonehenge-burials-boy-science-mediterranean/

12. Turkish dam plan threatens ‘remarkable’ Roman ruins:
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/10/06/allianoi.flooding/?hpt=C2

13. Creation of national marine antiquities museum planned :
http://www.ana-mpa.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=9200540&maindocimg=9199956&service=144&showLink=true

14. More on the shipwreck in Cyprus:
http://www.global-adventures.us/2010/10/08/ancient-cultures-ship-wreck/

15. Book review: Classics scholar John R. Hale tackles ancient history in ‘Lords of the Sea’:
http://bgdailynews.com/articles/2010/10/17/features/feat3.txt

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde