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HMS Terror thrown up by the ice. Engraving after a drawing by Captain George Back, from his 1836-37 Arctic expedition. HMS Terror thrown up by the ice. Engraving after a drawing by Captain George Back, from his 1836-37 Arctic expedition. Captain George Back/Wikimedia Commons , PD-UK

Inuit folklore kept alive story of missing Franklin expedition to north-west passage

On September 6, Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, announced that one of the fabled lost ships of Sir John Franklin’s expedition had been found off Hat Island, south-west of King William Island…
We are still learning about the Mongolian invasions, 750 years after they happened. We are still learning about the Mongolian invasions, 750 years after they happened. Hanoi History Museum, James Delgado

The original kamikaze: Kublai Khan’s invasion shipwreck found?

Archaeologists from the University of the Ryukyus in Japan have discovered part of a 13th century ship that apparently belonged to Mongolian warlord Kublai Khan. The ship is believed to be a remnant of…
The SS Gairsoppa wreck is believed to hold $200 million worth of silver ingots. The SS Gairsoppa wreck is believed to hold $200 million worth of silver ingots. AAP

Sunken ship yields silver booty, but should we let sleeping wrecks lie?

BBC News has revealed that a shipwreck containing 200 tonnes of silver has been found in the Atlantic Ocean, 500 kilometres off the west coast of Ireland. It’s the largest haul of precious metal ever discovered…

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