Monday, September 13, 2010

Special thanks to Andy Dodd and Brian Jordan for sending in news items.

1. Taranaki shipwrecks receive NZ Historic Places Trust registration:
http://www.3news.co.nz/Shipwrecks-now-official-historic-places/tabid/423/articleID/173603/Default.aspx
http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/7855763/old-shipwrecks-given-high-historic-classification/
http://www.historic.org.nz/TheRegister/RegisterSearch/RegisterResults.aspx?RID=9521
http://www.historic.org.nz/TheRegister/RegisterSearch/RegisterResults.aspx?RID=9520

2. Ancient DNA reveals ingredients of Roman medicine [from 140 BC shipwreck]:
http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2010/09/roman_pills.html
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19436-2000yearold-pills-found-in-greek-shipwreck.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2010/09/10/ancient-greek-pill-poppers-dosed-themselves-with-carrots-and-yarrow/
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2010/09/10/2000-year-old-pills-found-in-greek-shipwreck/
http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2010/09/roman_pills.html

3. BP well threatens ancient Libyan sites:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/bp-well-threatens-ancient-libyan-sites-2077153.html
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Archaeologists+attack+BP%E2%80%99s+drilling+plans/21319

4. Hale explores the Athenian voyage to democracy. ‘Lords of the Sea’ by John R. Hale:
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2010/9/7/hale-athenian-themistocles-ships/

5. shipwrecks reveal shift to modern shipbuilding. Remains of three craft found in Mediterranean provide insights:
http://www.livescience.com/history/shipwrecks-mediterranean-historical-shipbuilding-100903.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39041413/ns/technology_and_science-science/

6. Moscow [and Finland] lays claim to 18th century shipwreck treasures [“Vrouw Maria”]:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j9QElAJYchDrQm7N-raat89eXFng
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xeqvhc_russia-and-finland-claim-empress-ca_news

7. New Forest National Park Authority reveals what lies beneath the waves:
http://www.prlog.org/10917298-new-forest-national-park-authority-reveals-what-lies-beneath-the-waves.html

8. Dornier bomber to be restored by the Royal Air Force Museum:
http://www.theengineer.co.uk/dornier-bomber-to-be-restored-by-the-royal-air-force-museum/1004643.article#ixzz0zKGybHLp
http://www.bournelocal.co.uk/news/national-news/german_plane_shot_down_preserved_1_1041831

9. Navy launches 5th trip to find John Paul Jones’ ship:
http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/top/2010/09/08-19/Navy-launches-5th-trip-to-find-John-Paul-Jones-ship.html?ne=1

10. Skeleton of 18th century whale found in London:
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE68830720100909
http://press.laterooms.com/news/800060582-london-whale-an-incredible-find.html

11. Solent underwater trail charts wrecks and history:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/hampshire/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8977000/8977784.stm
http://www.prlog.org/10917298-new-forest-national-park-authority-reveals-what-lies-beneath-the-waves.html

12. Remains of Lake Michigan shipwreck in limbo:
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-09-09/news/ct-met-lady-elgin-20100908_1_harry-zych-lady-elgin-scuba-divers
http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/article_27596157-750c-5245-9fb5-59e25b96834d.html
http://www.wqow.com/Global/story.asp?S=13126722

13. “Titanic” quest turns to new territory:
http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/09/10/5087433-titanic-quest-turns-to-new-territory
http://www.facebook.com/rmstitanicinc
http://www.expeditiontitanic.com/

14. Wreck of ‘protected’ Royal Navy sub plundered by thieves who dived down 90ft to reach it:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1311222/Deep-sea-raid-sunken-sub.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

15. Egyptian papyrus found in ancient Irish bog:
http://www.physorg.com/news202991457.html
http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=41136
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=384454&version=1&template_id=38&parent_id=20
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&article_id=119163

16. WTC ship gives up lucky coin:
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/wtc-ship-gives-up-lucky-coin.html

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Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde