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Unearthed! in 2016, Part 1

 Unearthed! in 2016, Part 1

It's time to talk about all the things that were unearthed in 2016, recurrent things, things that are actually older than we thought, and shipwrecks. See more »

A Cruise Through History's Ghost Ships

 A Cruise Through History's Ghost Ships

There have been numerous instances of ships found adrift with no one on board. Four such ghost ships are featured here. See more »

The Unsinkable Violet Jessop

 The Unsinkable Violet Jessop

We love to talk about shipwrecks, but Violet Jessop was a shipwreck survivor -- several times over. She traveled the world aboard some of the most famous ocean liners of all time. See more »

Unearthed in 2014! Part 1

 Unearthed in 2014! Part 1

It’s time to look at some of the stuff that was literally or figuratively dug up in 2014. This episode includes: connections to past episodes, some extreme serendipity, shipwrecks, a couple of Holocaust-related unearthings, and lots of Oldest Things Ever. See more »

The Sinking of the S-5

 The Sinking of the S-5

1920, the S-5 left the Boston Navy Yard on its first mission, with a crew of 36 officers and enlisted men. While performing a crash dive as part of a performance evaluation, the crew found themselves on a sinking vessel. See more »

The Mutiny and Massacre of the Batavia

 The Mutiny and Massacre of the Batavia

While most of the survivors of the Batavia were scattered on a few tiny islands off the coast of Australia, a small group went all the way to Indonesia to get help.Meanwhile, a gruesome scenario was playing out among those they left behind. See more »

The Wreck of the Batavia

 The Wreck of the Batavia

The story of the Batavia is a perfect storm of nautical carnage: There's a shipwreck, a mutiny and a massacre. This first of two parts deals with the the first part of the voyage, the shipwreck and the rescue mission. See more »

Wreck of the Ten Sail

 Wreck of the Ten Sail

It was the biggest shipping disaster in Cayman Islands history -- 10 ships went down together one night in 1794. Why would so many ships be traveling so closely to one another, and how did they all end up in peril? See more »

The Sinking of the S.S. Arctic

 The Sinking of the S.S. Arctic

When the S.S. Arctic joined the Collins line fleet in the 1850s, it was by all accounts a glorious ship. But in 1854, the steamer collided with another ship in a fog, and the resulting panic led to the deaths of most of the passengers. See more »

 The Antikythera Mechanism

In 1900, a shipwreck was discovered near the island of Antikythera, including an assortment of luxury goods: statues, silver coins, vases ... and what turned out to be an amazing 2,000-year-old mechanism. See more »