Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thanks to Bob Conrich, Jim Delgado, Susan Langley, and Thijs Maarleveld for sending in news items.

1. Canal used for Roman shipping unearthed:  Dig site connects two ports:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/7883996/Biggest-canal-ever-built-by-Romans-discovered.html
http://www.newkerala.com/news/fullnews-144931.html
http://www.vancouversun.com/Canal+used+Roman+shipping+unearthed/3265427/story.html

The project’s website:
http://www.portusproject.org/news/2010/portus_canal.shtml

2. World’s oldest champagne found on Baltic seabed:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10673322
http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/divers-find-worlds-oldest-drinkable-champagne-465836.html
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2010/07/17/2010-07-17_champagne_from_1780s_found_by_divers_in_shipwreck_in_baltic_sea_could_belong_to_.html
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/DN-intbrfs_18int.ART.State.Edition1.29bfd69.html

3. Workers unearth 18th Century ship at 9/11 site [World Trade Center]:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=39299
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-10649949
http://www.tribecatrib.com/news/2010/july/675_workers-uncover-hull-of-18th-century-ship-at-world-trade-center-site.html
http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0716/ground-zero-mystery-ship/
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1892461/ancient_ship_discovered_at_911_site/index.html?source=r_science
http://cbs4.com/national/excavate.ship.hull.2.1805864.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/3922846/Ancient-ship-rises-from-9-11-ashes
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90783/91321/7069296.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2010/07/15/trade-center-construction-workers-stumble-on-a-1700s-sailing-ship/
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/18th-century-ship-found-at-trade-center-site/(photos)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100715/ap_on_re_us/us_ground_zero_buried_ship_3
http://ap.stripes.com/dynamic/files/photos/2/21c7f3b5-883d-41eb-a840-0fefa6ff7fab.html?SITE=DCSAS&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Strange-News/WTC-Ship-Remains-Found-At-9-11-Site-Archaeologists-Say-Probably-Used-As-Landfill-Material/Article/201007315665728?f=rss
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/07/14/ship-buried-th-century-unearthed-wtc-site/
http://www.examiner.com/x-31744-NY-Culture–Events-Examiner~y2010m7d15-Centuries-old-ship-unearthed-at-World-Trade-Center?cid=email-this-article

4. Pieces found in N.C. may be from old shipwreck [more on that North Carolina shipwreck]:
http://hamptonroads.com/2010/07/more-ship-pieces-found-nc

5. Scientists recover cauldron in shipwreck [more on the St Augustine shipwreck]:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/24259702/detail.html
http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2010-07-14/story/historical-gold-shipwreck-st-augustine

6. Huge shipwreck from 1898 found [more on that Lake Michigan shipwreck]:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2012385231_shipwreck18.html

7. Archaeology and the oil spill:
http://archaeology.about.com/b/2010/07/11/archaeology-and-the-oil-spill.htm

8. Reconstructed: Archimedes’s flaming steam cannon:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19170-reconstructed-archimedess-flaming-steam-cannon.html

9. Nova Scotia: Treasure hunters will skirt new law:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2010/07/15/ns-treasure-trove-change.html

10. Nova Scotia to repeal Treasure Trove Act:
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20100715/noav-scotia-treasure-rules-100715/

11. The murder of world famous sunken treasure hunter Bo Kjaer-Olsen in the Republic of Panama:
http://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/lectronicday.lasso?date=2010-07-16&dayid=454 [Scroll down]
http://www.panama-guide.com/article.php/20100708142809603

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