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Discovering Roman ruins and underwater towns in the Gulf of Naples In the magazine


Herrerasaurus was one of the earliest dinosaurs. Its name means "Herrera's lizard", after the rancher who discovered the first specimen. All known fossils of this carnivore have been discovered in rocks of Carnian age (late Triassic according to the ICS, dated to 231.4 million years ago) in northwestern Argentina.The type species, Herrerasaurus ischigualastensis, was described by Osvaldo Reig in 1963 and is the only species assigned to the genus. Ischisaurus and Frenguellisaurus are synonyms

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The Amazing Sunken Cities Of The Ancient World

Egypt’s sunken treasures...Off the coast of the city of Alexandria, Egypt ~ Photo by...Underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio.


Poverty Point culture is an archaeological culture that corresponds to an ancient group of Indigenous peoples who inhabited the area of the lower Mississippi Valley and surrounding Gulf coast from about 2200 BC - 700 BC. Archaeologists have identified more than 100 sites as belonging to this culture, which engaged in a large trading network throughout the eastern part of what is now the United States.


At 210-feet deep with water temperatures hovering between 38 to 45°F, the Norman is one of the most challenging technical dives in Shipwreck Alley. This treacherous stretch of Lake Huron, just outside of Thunder Bay, claimed hundreds of ships throughout the 19th and early 20th century. Multifaceted wreck sites like the Norman with its huge engine, lifeboats and personal artifacts take divers back to a time when sail and steam ruled the lakes.


Sunken Warship Vasa- Stockholm, Sweden: November 2015. 17th Flagship on the Swedish Fleet, Sunk in 1628 during the maiden voyage. Recovered in 1961 and preserved.

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USS Monitor remains to be buried next month at Arlington Cemetery

USS Monitor remains to be buried next month at Arlington Cemetery - For 140 years the two Yankee sailors lay entombed in the turret of the USS Monitor, doomed shipmates aboard the sunken Civil War vessel 40 fathoms down and 16 miles off Cape Hatteras. Their remains were recovered when the turret was brought to the surface in an amazing feat of marine archaeology and engineering in 2002.