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A series of chance encounters has left restaurant owner Quach Van Dich with two giant anchors, which some believe could shed light on a monumental event in Vietnamese history: the Great Battle of Bach Dang, when Viet Nams Tran dynasty defeated invading Yuan Mongolian troops in 1288.
The river was also the site of another famous victory in 938 when Vietnamese armies defeated Southern Han invaders from China.
Dich now lives in Chuong Duong Ward of Ha Noi, close to the Hong (Red) River.

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Australian National Maritime Museum archaeologists have almost certainly found the site of an intriguing 1829 shipwreck on the Great Barrier Reef some 20 km off the coast of North Queensland.
Scanning Flora Reef, 13 km east of the Frankland Islands off Cairns, they have found an anchor and other metal fittings which they consider probably mark the final resting place of HM Schooner Mermaid, a government vessel that ran aground and broke up on a voyage from Sydney to Port Raffles (in what is now the Northern Territory).

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A wreck found on the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns in far north Queensland is almost certainly that of the historic vessel HM Colonial Schooner Mermaid, wrecked on June 13, 1829.

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Workers digging to lay the foundation of a luxury apartment complex in Argentina uncovered a Spanish ship believed to be from the 18th century....

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Mary Rose sunk by French cannonball
For almost 500 years, the sinking of the Mary Rose has been blamed on poor seamanship and the fateful intervention of a freak gust of wind which combined to topple her over.
Now, academics believe the vessel, the pride of Henry VIII's fleet, was actually sunk by a French warship a fact covered up by the Tudors to save face.

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Using an Orbiting Satellite to find Underwater Treasure Makes Perfect Sense if you don't have Time
Hurricane Ike recently finished an archeological dig that was started by Hurricane Camille in 1969. After the waves of Ike receded, tourists were amazed to find the skeletal remains of a long lost sailing vessel exposed on a beach in Fort Morgan, Alabama. Archaeologists say the wreck could be that of the Monticello, a two-masted Civil War schooner that ran aground in 1862. Waiting for a hurricane to excavate tons of sand might not be the best way to find an ancient ship or a long lost treasure. In Tom Williams' novel Lost and Found, an exhilarating, modern day treasure hunt begins when an orbiting satellite is reprogrammed to search for deposits of a rare super-conducting metal. The metal is gold, and after a worldwide satellite search, finding the locations of all lost treasure ships around the globe become as simple as following the directions on a hand held GPS.

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When the waves from Hurricane Ike receded, they left behind a mystery - a ragged shipwreck that archaeologists say could be a two-masted Civil War schooner that ran aground in 1862 or another ship from some 70 years later. The wreck, about six miles from Fort Morgan, had already been partially uncovered when Hurricane Camille cleared away sand in 1969.

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Wreckage of British-Indian ship 'Nancy' found
Divers claimed to have found the wreckage of the 'Nancy', a ship which sank off the western shores of the Isles of Scilly more than two centuries ago while sailing from Mumbai to London.

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Laden with tonnes of copper ingots, elephant tusks, gold coins and cannons to fend off pirates, the European ship was headed home after a particularly successful trading trip.
But it had nothing to protect it from the fierce weather off a particularly bleak stretch of African coastline and it sank 500 years ago. Now it has been rediscovered, stumbled upon by geologists prospecting for diamonds off Namibia.

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Spain's seabed is home to the wrecks of hundreds of ships laden with treasures plundered during the country's imperial zenith. Now the battle is on to reclaim them
Gazing from the beaches of southern Spain into the blue waters of the Mediterranean, few tourists have any idea what really lies beneath the waves.
Aside from jellyfish, the occasional whale and the usual flotsam and jetsam, at the bottom of one of the world's busiest waterways lies something many a holidaymaker would love to get their hands on.
Maritime historical experts say that, scattered around the Spanish coastline, lies more gold and silver than in the vaults of the Bank of Spain. There are said to be the 700 shipwrecks, from Roman barges, to Spanish Golden Age galleons and British aircraft carriers.
Many of the galleons were laden with a fortune in gold, silver and bronze plundered from colonies between the 16th and 19th centuries when Spain's empire stretched from the Americas to the Philippines.

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The last time anyone touched the artefacts Elizabeth Greene is after, Rome was a new empire and climate change had just pushed the Scandinavians into Europe.
An assistant professor at Brock University, Greene hopes to plunge deep into the Mediterranean Sea this summer to excavate a shipwreck from the Iron Age. Her work will make Brock the first Canadian university to tackle a wreck in the Mediterranean.
The unexplored wreck sank between 700 and 450 BC. For Greene, who has assisted in a handful of shipwreck dives, it will also be the first in which she takes the lead.

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