“For more than two millennia the wood fragments of the Kyrenia shipwreck remained on the sea floor, eaten by worms and soaking up seawater until they had the consistency of wet cardboard. There were some 6,000 pieces in all, and Richard “Dick” Steffy’s job was to put them all back together in their original shape like some massive, ancient jigsaw puzzle.” – Dr. George F. Bass Founder of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (http://inadiscover.com/) In a series of still photos [...]
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On 4 January 2012, an Australian National Maritime Museum archaeological expedition team set out to Frederick Reef in the Coral Sea to locate the remains of the India bound ship Royal Charlotte, shipwrecked in 1825. With great success the team did find the remains of the wreck, including an anchor chain, anchor and cannon. Enjoy this amazing underwater footage of the dive team during their search of the wreck. Read the Maritime Archaeology blog for daily logs of the expedition: [...]