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  1. Rudder That Sank HMS Invincible Found

    Sure, it's only a rudder, but it's an historical rudder. And in surprisingly good condition: Divers find rudder that sank HMS Invincible
  2. Dent's Run News: Geophysical Survey Released After Lawsuit

    Finders Keepers won their lawsuit and the judge ordered the FBI to release a "trove" of documents, which include almost 1,000 photographs, with more documents supposedly to come. Not a lot of earth shaking news, but it certainly doesn't put anything to rest or answer questions: Civil War-era...
  3. Endurance: Make of this what you will...

    I had to shake my head when I read this, but here you go. Mensun Bound, the archeologist who headed the expedition that found Endurance is saying that "global heating" is threatening the wreck. He also adds that there is a threat from underwater robotic technology being used to pillage the...
  4. Good day, eh? Horror themed Canadian treasure hunt...

    Here you go, hosers. On Friday the 13th the treasure is $1300 Canadian. But you'd have to travel to Miramichi, New Brunswick to participate. ‘We absolutely love it’: horror-themed treasure hunt thrills Canadian town Just remember, no axe murders please...
  5. Given the choice between a valuable cache or this...

    I would definitely pick this: A massive underground city that could house at least 60,000 - 70,000 people! This would give me several lifetimes of exploring, and you have to figure that there could be a lot of valuable items you could find, as well. Can you imagine owning a couple hundred...
  6. The race to preserve the oven bricks of the Tudor warship the Mary Rose

    This is actually some fairly dry reading. But if you are into conserving all things found underwater there's a good chance you will enjoy this. I was a bit surprised that the wood from the Mary Rose seems to be holding up better than the bricks. I figured that they would last at least as long...
  7. Looted Chinese Gold Ingots From Prince de Conty Returned To France

    There is seriously a lot to unpack in this article, so it is definitely worth a read. But to borrow a line from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, "Forensics be jammin' a brother up." The ship sunk in 1746, and the ingots were recovered in the mid-1970's. They appeared on Antiques Roadshow in...
  8. Vicariously Share In the Thrill Of the Hunt For Shackleton's "Endurance"

    If you have an interest in Antarctic danger and Shackleton's ill fated voyage, you might be interested in this. A team of archaeologists on an ice breaker are using state of the art underwater drones to search the frigid Antarctic waters for Endurance. And because if you are here you most...
  9. 3200 Year Old Shipwreck Yields Lead Ingots

    This beats the pre-atomic Roman lead by a good bit. I can't tell from the picture if the measurements are in centimeters or inches, but if it is inches, they are about 20" across. They also appear flat, so maybe that's just how ingots rolled back then. Either way, radiation free lead is sure...
  10. Early/Mid 13th Century Ship Found Off the West Coast of Sweden

    No good pics in the article; the interesting thing is that there is evidence of an "intense fire", which some are speculating is the work of pirates. I didn't know that medieval pirates were a thing--at least a big thing but but according to the article, they were. That leads me to ask what...
  11. Endeavor: Found...but some dispute

    Actually, kind of a cool Ivory Tower battle going on. The Australian National Maritime Museum announced that the Endeavor has been confirmed. But the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project says the confirmation is "premature". The article sorts out to about 1/3 being about the Endeavor, and...
  12. Cache of Gold or Ancient Artifacts: What Would You Choose?

    Between finding a cache of gold, which would have a known and set value, or finding a cache of ancient artifacts that would have an unknown and flexible value, what would you choose? On the one hand, you find gold, cash it in, pay or not pay the taxes and you have cash in your pocket. On the...
  13. Massive hoard of Roman-era silver coins unearthed in Germany

    Unlike the "emeralds cache", I don't think there can be any debate about this one. 5500+ silver 3rd century Roman coins found in a cache. That's gotta be worth some coin, pardon the pun. Leave out the Roman aspect and if I found this cache in the United States I would sell it on the private...
  14. CSA Gold Cache Found--10,000 years ago in La Brea

    If you're one of those people who believes everything on TV is true, you'll love this. La Brea is about a giant sinkhole that opens up in LA, sending dozens of people to the same spot 10,000 years in the past. On tonight's episode, while searching for a measly $200K worth of heroin that a...
  15. Anyone up for a heist?

    There is a chance that a $1 trillion coin could be minted to skirt the debt ceiling. It would be tricky, but I think we could pull off heisting this thing. If it is struck, it will have to be transferred from the West Point mint to the New York Federal Reserve for deposit. We would have to...
  16. Ceramic Jars Full of Emeralds Found; Linked to El Dorado, City of Gold

    Now that's a cache! Found in the vicinity of where El Dorado should be. Could it be? Time will tell... Ceramic jars full of emeralds found in temple tied to El Dorado, a mythical city of gold
  17. Oldest and Best Preserved Shipwreck in Adriatic Discovered Near Ilovik

    Not sure what to make of this one. 80' ship found in about 10' of water and it remained hidden for more than 2000 years. It was a merchant ship, so surely they had slaves salvage any cargo on it. But you'd think they would have tried to salvage the ship, as well. The wedge construction is...
  18. British Minesweeper HMS Mercury Located in Southern Irish Sea

    Odd find; apparently the wreck had been previously known, but was thought to be that of a submarine. Now it's been identified as HMS Mercury. Only a couple of pics in the article, but I could see how it's shape resembles that of a sub. Another interesting factoid: The ship was a paddle wheel...
  19. Flooding in Germany leads to hidden Nazi cache

    A guy in Hagen, Germany was renovating his aunt's home after it was damaged by recent flooding. In a wall cavity he found a cache of Nazi artifacts, including newspapers, documents, gas masks, a revolver and the most badass set of brass knuckles I've ever seen. Good picture in the article, and...
  20. 400 Year Old Dutch Wreck Found Off Coast of Finland

    Another Baltic Sea wreck. It's pretty much intact, very well preserved and there are some spectacular pictures and good information in the article: "Unique" Gulf of Finland shipwreck may be 400 years old
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