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5 Maritime Disasters You Might Not Know About — HISTORY Lists

The name Titanic became synonymous with disaster after the ocean liner sank on its maiden voyage in 1912, causing more than 1,500 people to die. …

Historians attempt to find WWI's first shot deep in Australian waters

The seemingly impossible task of finding the very first shot fired by Allied troops in World War I has begun, and the key to the mystery may be at …

Britain urged to sign up to shipwreck treaty to protect underwater heritage

Academics and experts call on government to sign Unesco treaty to protect lost vessels from treasure hunters<p>Britain's rich maritime legacy is under threat from commercial treasure hunters who are accused by experts of plundering and destroying the nation's underwater heritage.<p>A group of leading …

Underwater archaeology: Digging gold cufflinks from the watery depths

Scotland's west coast - with its islands and inlets - has hidden secrets. Beneath the crashing waves lie shipwrecks, where final voyages ended on jagged rocks. More than 40 years ago, Colin Martin - a pioneer of underwater archaeology - started to look for these lost vessels.<p>Now, after numerous …

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Australia urged to ratify UN convention of underwater cultural heritage to protect endangered war wrecks - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Federal Government is being urged to take a major step towards protecting Australian war wrecks that are being pulled apart, stripped and looted …

Tales of daring under the waves of war still resonate

Not many books are launched by both the Governor-General and the Director of the War Memorial on the same day, particularly when the book is a …

5 Shipwrecks Lost to Time That Archaeologists Would Love to Get Their Hands On

The shipwrecks of some seafaring cultures have never been found—but not for lack of looking.<p>Finding modern ships lost at sea, even with the help of radar, sonar, and satellites, can be a herculean task. But trying to find a shipwreck from thousands of years ago is even harder. It's like looking for …

Canada’s most famous shipwrecks

What do you get when you have a nation that stretches from coast to coast to coast? The perfect recipe for shipwrecks. After all Canada’s waters are …

Lost Egyptian City Discovered by Underwater Archaeologist After 1,200 Years

For many centuries the fabled city of Heracleion was thought to be a myth, a place of amazing affluence talked about by Herodotus, frequented by …