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Viking ship excavation begins in Norway. First excavation in 100 years

Viking ship at Museum

PortandTerminal.com, June 28, 2020 OSLO, NORWAY – Archaeologists in Norway have begun the first excavation of a Viking ship in more than a century. Archaeologists found the Viking ship grave in the Oslofjord region of south-east Norway, the same region in which the country’s other famous Viking ships were discovered more than 100 years ago. Excavation of the Gokstad Viking …

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VIDEO: What did they really look like? Roman boats rendered in realistic 3D

Ancient Roman fresco showing fishermen

PortandTerminal.com, June 25, 2020 A team of researchers from Italy and France has made realistic 3D reconstructions of three wooden boats from the ancient Roman port of Ostia. ROME – The Port of Ostia Antica was founded at the mouth of the Tiber in the 7th century BC by King Ancus Marciusto to protect Rome from attacks coming via the sea. Today the ancient …

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Coal mine in Serbia gives up new Roman shipwreck

Man looking at shipwreck

REUTERS, MAY 29, 2020 BELGRADE – As the sun sank over a vast opencast coal mine in eastern Serbia earlier this month, a small crane eased the front half of a Roman ship from the steep sides of the pit. An excavator cutting through the coal-rich soil had pulled out some muddy timber weeks before, but coronavirus restrictions had meant …

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US millionaire who bought famous Lusitania shipwreck torpedoed in 1915, dies at 91

Black and white photo of steamship Lusitania

PortandTerminal.com, May 21, 2020 CORK, IRELAND – US businessman Gregg Bemis, the owner of the famous Lusitania shipwreck which was torpedoed and sunk off Cork, Ireland has died in New Mexico aged almost 92. After it’s sinking, the wreck was originally claimed by the Liverpool & London War Risks Insurance Association who later sold it to a navy diver John Light …

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VIDEO: Research Groups Find Wreck of ‘Unsinkable Battleship’ USS Nevada

Underwater camera footage of shipwreck

USNI News, May 11, 2020 USS Nevada (BB-36) – dubbed the “unsinkable battleship” that served in two world wars – was found nearly three miles below the water’s surface about 65 nautical miles southwest of Pearl Harbor, a team of researchers announced Monday. On Dec. 7, 1941, Nevada was the only battleship to get underway during the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in …

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Shipwreck from 1872 remerges in Lake Michigan

Wooden shipwreck on shoreline. Sand. Blue water

PortandTerminal.com, May 7, 2020 LANSING, MI – Heavy waves and shifting sands have once again brought the remains of a 137-foot wooden ship’s wreckage to float at the shoreline along Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan. The 137 foot long, two-masted schooner Jennie & Annie was built in Buffalo, NY in 1863.  The schooner was filled with a load …

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