Posts Tagged ‘shipwreck’

At least 140 migrants die off Senegal in deadliest shipwreck of 2020

Over 140 died last week when a migrant ship sank off the coast of Senegal, the International Office for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday. It was the deadliest shipwreck recorded in 2020, according to the UN migration agency. Around 200 passengers set off in the vessel from the Senegalese town of Mbour on Saturday, heading […]

Ancient Greek Shipwreck Is Now Protected By Underwater AI Robots

Only 15 years ago scientists dreamed of a future in which new technologies would enable us to peer through tree canopies and see beneath the ground in our search for ancient lost cities, temples, and territorial boundary walls. And then LIDAR technology arrived and suddenly their dreams came true! On August 3, 2020, an ancient […]

Shipwreck Found With Both Christian and Muslim Artifacts

Off the Israeli coast, marine archaeologists have been excavating a mysterious shipwreck that is changing how experts think about the 7th century AD in the Middle East. The vessel sank in a period when the region was coming under the control of the Muslim Caliphate. Evidence from the shipwreck is challenging notions about this important […]

Shipwreck’s 500yo maritime astrolabe ‘rolls back history’

The astrolabe, which mariners used to measure the altitude of the sun, was discovered on a Portuguese explorer called the ‘Esmerelda.’ The ship sank off the coast of Oman during a storm in May 1503. The ‘Esmerelda’ is the earliest shipwreck from Europe’s ‘Age of Discovery’ to be found and scientifically investigated by a team […]

British Treasure Hunters Discover Nazi Shipwreck Loaded With Gold Worth £100 Million

A team of British treasure hunters have discovered a treasure chest, which could contain Nazi gold worth over £100 million, in the wreck of SS Minden, a German cargo ship, off the coast of Iceland. SS Minden set sail from Banco Germanico in Brazil to Germany, when it sank 120 miles southeast of Iceland on […]

Fire Breaks Out At Greek Refugee Camp

A fire broke out at the Idomeni refugee camp in Diavata, northern Greece on Wednesday, burning tents and causing panic. Several refugees were treated for smoke inhalation before the fire was put out.  Sigma Live reports: Just over 2,300 refugees live at the camp, which is located near Thessaloinki. Local residents protested against the construction of […]

NASA Unveils Evidence Of Ancient Alien Structure In Kazakhstan

NASA have released satellite pictures taken high in the skies of Kazakhstan, of what appears to be a mysterious “ancient alien” type of technology on the ground believed to be over 8,000 years old.  The pictures reveal a colossal earthworks consisting of geometric figures of squares, crosses, lines and rings the size of football fields. Nytimes.com […]

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