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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #180 on: September 14, 2016, 07:45:07 AM »
We found the Terror:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/13/travel/hms-terror-franklin-expedition-ship-found-trnd/

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HMS Terror, a long-lost ship that vanished while searching for the Northwest Passage, sparking one of the world's great maritime mysteries, is believed to have been found, almost 170 years on.

The Arctic Research Foundation said it spotted the vessel, part of Sir John Franklin's polar expedition, on the sea bed off King William Island in the Canadian Arctic.
"If you could lift this boat out of the water, and pump the water out, it would probably float." foundation spokesman Adrian Schimnowski said.
Schimnowski said the ship was found in nearly pristine condition in about 80 feet of water, with most windowpanes still intact.
"Everything points to HMS Terror," he said.
The discovery came with the help of an Inuit ranger who told Schimnowski about seeing a mast protruding through the ice one day while on a fishing trip seven years ago.
"What's great about this discovery is that the search for this vessel was led by an Inuit story that had great validity and truth to it," Schimnowski said.
Forensic archaeologists will study images and film of the wreckage to confirm it is the HMS Terror.
"We do not take anything away from the site," Schimnowski said. "It is a sacred site. It has to be respected."
HMS Terror and its sister ship, HMS Erebus, together with a total of 129 men, disappeared in the late 1840s while under the command of British explorer Sir John Franklin.


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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #181 on: September 20, 2016, 03:06:14 PM »
We found a skeleton at the Antikythera  wreck -- the ship from which we recovered the mysterious, complicated, and not quite understood "computer."

We've been assuming it's Celtic in origin, but now it looks like we'll get to figure out exactly who it did belong to. Or, at least, who was shipping it.


http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/found-a-2000-year-old-skeleton-at-the-antikythera-wreck

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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #182 on: September 28, 2016, 09:22:57 AM »
Summarise!
There will come a day for every man when he will relish the prospect of eating his own shit. That day has yet to come for me.

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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #183 on: September 28, 2016, 12:03:42 PM »
Summarise!


Longer:
This device is strangely advanced for who we thought the Celts were, but we don't actually properly know who the Celts were because of Rome so now maybe we will and maybe we were also making a wild assumption that it had something to do with them.

Shorter:
We don't know what this thing is but we found a skull so at least we know it's not aliens.

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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #184 on: October 01, 2016, 11:02:23 AM »
Celts didn't exist.
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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #185 on: October 01, 2016, 12:09:00 PM »
The Gauls, then! The proto-Frogs!

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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #186 on: July 05, 2017, 11:14:22 AM »
Earhart in the news again. This time with a recently discovered (read declassified) photo.

Not very clear... But with other vague evidence it goes a long way towards supporting the "captured by the Japanese" theory.

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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #187 on: July 05, 2017, 02:22:34 PM »
Just coming to post about this!

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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #188 on: July 05, 2017, 04:07:02 PM »
Just coming to post about this!

The Japanese did a really good job at purging their records in 1945. They had a great window of opportunity (many weeks) to do so.

I really do think she was captured, though... TIGHAR has pretty much disproven the Gardner Island theory. Though they seem loathe to admit that!

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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #189 on: July 13, 2017, 03:03:29 PM »
And... Debunked. Research has turned up the same photo with a caption dated 1935. History Channel offers no comment to spoofing the photo. Shame.

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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #190 on: September 08, 2017, 07:22:17 PM »
More on this thing (though nothing conclusive...so more of the same):

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/solve-mystery-voynich-manuscript-gibbs-crytography