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  • Mystery 3,000-year-old castle spotted underwater

    11/22/2017 4:28:41 PM PST · by vannrox · 44 replies
    Daily star ^ | 22NOV17 | Christine Younan
    BOFFINS have discovered the ruins of a 3,000-year old castle underwater – and believe they have finally found what they’ve been looking for. Archaeologists who have been searching Lake Van – the second largest lake in Turkey – for decades have discovered what they believe is a lost city. The castle is thought to be an Iron Age relic of the Urartu civilisation – also called the Kingdom of Van – which lived in the area from the 6th to the 9th century BC. The remarkable discovery was made by archaeologists from the Van Yüzüncü Yıl University and a team...
  • Should a liberal gun control activist have a Navy warship named after her?

    06/05/2017 8:19:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies ^ | 6/5/2017 | Ed Straker
    Hillary Clinton plans to attend the launching ceremony of a warship. And not just any warship, but the USS Gabrielle Giffords, named for the liberal congresswoman who was shot in the head. For Hillary, every decision is still about wimmen and grrrls. But her decision raises the larger question about whether it is appropriate to name a warship after Giffords. After all, Giffords was viewed as a helpless victim. That doesn't make for a very intimidating name for a warship. Giffords is called a hero because she survived. Does surviving make her a hero? I think surviving makes her a...
  • 'Sunken City' A Reminder Of An Ill-Fated Residential Area

    06/13/2008 5:43:39 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 203+ views
    Daily Breeze ^ | 6-11-2008 | Josh Grossberg
    Sunken City' a reminder of an ill-fated residential area By Josh Grossberg, Staff Writer Article Launched: 06/11/2008 01:00:00 AM PDT Jessica Bagwell of Walnut photographs the ruins at Sunken City as a school project on landscape architecture and plant resilience at Cal Poly Pomona. (Sean Hiller/Staff Photographer)But the property also features a less-savory aspect of life in Southern California: treacherous and unstable terrain. Now ominously known as "Sunken City," the 6-acre parcel overlooking the cliffs at the southernmost tip of Los Angeles, in San Pedro, was once dotted with homes - a community of bungalows owned by Harbor Area developer...
  • Sunken Antarctic cruise ship leaves oil spill, threatening 2,500 penguins (MS Explorer)

    11/30/2007 3:50:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 400+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 11/30/07 | Eve Vergara - ap
    SANTIAGO, Chile About 2,500 penguins en route to their Antarctic mating grounds could be sickened by a diesel fuel spill from a cruise boat that struck an iceberg and sank last week, Chilean scientists said Friday. Areas surrounding the mile-long spill site include breeding grounds for Antarctic and Adelia penguins, and the largest mating colony for Papua penguins, said Maria Jose Rosello, a Chilean marine biologist. The danger is that this fuel spill will impede the journey that species like Papua penguins make at this time of year, Rosello said. Veronica Vallejos, director of the scientific department at the...
  • Sailor Re-enlists On Board Sunken Carrier

    07/17/2007 7:16:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 550+ views
    Defense News ^ | Mike O'Conner
    Sailor Re-enlists On Board Sunken Carrier By Mike O'Conner Naval Air Station Pensacola Public Affairs PENSACOLA, Fla., July 17, 2007 — Sailors re-enlist aboard ship every day, but Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin Armold, a supervisor at Naval Air Station Pensacola's Personnel Service Detachment, won’t be serving on board the ship he chose to take his oath. Armold raised his right hand to accept another term of service, July 6, while on board the former aircraft carrier USS Oriskany, which lays in more than 200 feet of water at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Maj. Shean Phelps,...
  • Experts Confirm Sunken Sub is USS Lagarto (SS371)

    07/12/2006 5:07:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 6,121+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | U.S. Pacific Fleet and Naval Historical Center Public Affairs
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Experts at the Naval Historical Center in Washington, D.C., have confirmed that a World War II submarine wreck found in the Gulf of Thailand last year is USS Lagarto (SS 371). Underwater archeologists at the center completed their examination of evidence obtained in June by Navy divers from USS Salvor (ARS 52) and Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, both based in Pearl Harbor. "We now know for certain that this is Lagarto," said Rear Adm. Jeffrey Cassias, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet submarine force. "I am grateful to all those involved in helping...
  • Holland Gets It's Sunken Treasure Back

    12/12/2005 4:10:57 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 791+ views
    The Age ^ | 12-13-2005 | David Keys
    Holland gets its sunken treasure back By David Keys, Age Correspondent, London December 13, 2005 Ingots lost at sea 266 years ago have been recovered from a wreck in the English Channel. The DUTCH Government has started taking possession of tens of thousands of dollars worth of silver bullion that it last saw 266 years ago. The silver had been on a Dutch East India Co. ship that vanished in a storm in the English Channel in 1739. Although wreckage was found at the time on Britain's south coast, nobody knew precisely where it had sunk. The disaster meant that...
  • Divers Find Sunken Treasure -- Of The Historical Kind

    07/30/2004 9:51:00 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 563+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 7-29-2004 | Doug O'harra
    Divers find sunken treasure -- of the historical kindOLDEST SHIPWRECK: The Kad'yak went down in 1860 off Kodiak with a load of ice. By DOUG O'HARRA Anchorage Daily News (Published: July 29, 2004) Graduate students Evguenia Anichtchenko and husband Jason Rogers are among the researchers studying the Russian America Co. bark Kad'yak, which legend says was sunk by an Alaska saint. (Photo by Bill Roth / Anchorage Daily News) Brad Stevens, left, and Jason Rogers document the hull structural remains of the Kad'yak. The ship went down in 1860 while hauling a load of ice. (Photo by TANE CASSERLEY /...
  • Legal Fight Looms Over Sunken Treasure

    01/07/2003 2:44:09 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 416+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-7-2002
    Tuesday, 7 January, 2003, 14:48 GMT Legal fight looms over sunken treasure An international row is brewing between the Spanish Government and an American sea salvage company over what could be the most valuable shipwreck ever. The salvage firm Sub Sea Research believes it has found what remains of the 64-cannon French ship, Notre Dame de Deliverance, which sank in a fierce storm 60 kilometres (40 miles) off Florida's Key West in 1755. It was one of the richest ships ever lost The merchant vessel was chartered by Spain to carry treasures extracted from mines in Mexico, Peru and Colombia....
  • New Finds Worldwide Support Flood Myths

    05/31/2002 5:00:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 48 replies · 3,406+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | May 28, 2002 | Brian Handwerk
    New Finds Worldwide Support Flood Myths Brian Handwerk for National Geographic News May 28, 2002 Ancient stories of massive floods pass from generation to generation and in many places in the world are integral to a people's spoken history. The tales differ by locale, but commonly feature either torrential rains or a hugely destructive wall of water bursting into a valley, destroying everything in its path. In many cases, the flooding is an act of retribution by displeased gods. Scientists, historians, and archaeologists view many of these enduring tales as myth, legend, or allegoric tales meant to illustrate moral principles....