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‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

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Misfit
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‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

Postby Misfit » Sun November 13th, 2016, 12:11 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/12/scien ... p=cur&_r=0

The medieval ship lay more than a half-mile down at the bottom of the Black Sea, its masts, timbers and planking undisturbed in the darkness for seven or eight centuries. Lack of oxygen in the icy depths had ruled out the usual riot of creatures that feast on sunken wood.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Re: ‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun November 13th, 2016, 7:00 pm

Oo, very cool! I expect we'll start seeing more as they get to the contents of the ships. Thanks for posting!
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Holy Island by L J Ross & The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: ‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

Postby Madeleine » Mon November 14th, 2016, 9:33 am

Yes fascinating.
Currently reading "Holy Island" by L J Ross & "The Ivy Tree" by Mary Stewart

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Lisa
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Currently reading: The Bees by Laline Paull
Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
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Re: ‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

Postby Lisa » Tue November 15th, 2016, 10:09 am

Nice!

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Misfit
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Re: ‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

Postby Misfit » Wed November 16th, 2016, 12:26 am

Lisa wrote:Nice!


Isn't that just too cool?
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: ‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

Postby Vanessa » Wed November 16th, 2016, 12:24 pm

That's very interesting. Thanks, Misfit.
currently reading: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

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