N.A.S. and S.C.A.P.E. Trust Conference 2016 Call for Papers

April 2016

    The Nautical Archaeology Society and the SCAPE Trust will be holding a joint conference in Glasgow on the 5th – 6th November 2016. The conference is aimed at people interested in both terrestrial and marine archaeology, and will focus on the coast edge, the intertidal zone and under water. Papers are invited on […] Read More

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First World War German Destroyer Wrecks in Portsmouth

March 2016

Two long forgotten shipwrecks in Portsmouth harbour have been identified as the First World War German destroyers V44 and V82, the former a veteran of the great Battle of Jutland, the centenary of which will be commemorated later this year. Amongst the seventy destroyers interned at Scapa Flow with the rest of the German High […] Read More

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Skeleton under Primary School in Edinburgh could have been a Pirate

January 2016

The skeleton of a man uncovered in the grounds of Victoria Primary School in Edinburgh last year may have belonged to a 16th Century pirate, according to archaeologists working the site. A.O.C. Archaeology Group carbon dated the remains to the 16th Century while, as Edinburgh’s oldest working primary school, Victoria sits near Newhaven Harbour where […] Read More

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Naukratis: Ancient Egypt’s Version of Hong Kong Unearthed by British Museum Team

December 2015

The British Museum has been leading a major new excavation of the ancient sunken city of Naukratis, revealing the site to be around twice as large as previously believed. A trading post in the Nile Delta granted to the Greeks by Egyptian Pharaoh Amasis around the mid sixth century B.C., Naukratis was an important trading […] Read More

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Two men arrested following reported theft from WW1 Royal Navy wreck

October 2015

Two men have been arrested by Kent Police following reports of thefts from the wreck of of the First World War Royal Navy warship H.M.S. Hermes. Commissioned in 1899, H.M.S. Hermes was a Highflyer class protected cruiser that was converted in 1913 into the Royal Navy’s first aircraft carrying warship when she was given canvas […] Read More

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Mary Rose Trust to set up Margaret Rule Memorial Fund

September 2015

Following the sad death on 9th April 2015 of Margaret Rule, the archaeological director who oversaw the raising of the Tudor warship in October 1982, and without whom much on the incredible project would not have been possible, the Mary Rose Trust has set up a memorial fund in her name. The fund will pay […] Read More

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Ballard Explores USS Macon Wreck

August 2015

Continuing a summer of remarkable underwater archaeology, legendary explorer, Dr. Robert Ballard, who discovered the wrecks of the Titanic and the German battleship Bismarck, has been surveying the wreckage of the U.S. Navy airship U.S.S. Macon on behalf of U.S. Navy History and Heritage Command and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Commissioned in 1933, […] Read More


H.M.S. Hood’s Bell Recovered From the Seabed

August 2015

On the 24th of May 1941 H.M.S. Hood, the Royal Navy’s largest warship, in company with the brand new battleship H.M.S. Prince of Wales, intercepted the powerful German battleship Bismarck and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen in the Denmark Strait, beginning one of the most famous naval battles of the Second World War. At 0600, just […] Read More

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The Franklin Expedition and HMS Erebus Artefacts

June 2015

In 1845 Sir John Franklin set out from London in search of the North West passage and never returned. More than thirty search parties were launched between 1848 and 1859 to find his ships and his men but it was not until September 2014 that the wreck of the Erebus was discovered after a five-year search […] Read More

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