Shipwrecks are terrifying catastrophes, but the underwater wreckage they leave behind has odd beauty.
The vessel, found by salvage divers who specialize in unusual finds, dates back to the Czarist era. Continue reading →
An ill-fated 19th-century expedition that became trapped in the Canadian Arctic ended in a particularly gruesome type of cannibalism.
The discovery of a wrecked slave ship off the South African coast in which more than 200 captives drowned marks a milestone in the study of the slave trade.
Archaeologists have identified a Caribbean ship that sank in 1681, at the mouth of Panama's Chagres River.
Underwater archaeologists have solved the mystery of a sword-filled shipwreck found more than three years ago buried in the sand off the coast of Panama. Continue reading →
Chemical and sensory analysis of 170-year-old champagne recovered from the Baltic Sea reveals hints of 19th-century wine-making practices.
After a two-year long manhunt, federal marshals finally caught up with the most successful treasure hunter in U.S. history, Tommy Thompson.
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