History In The Headlines

Category: Shipwrecks

Titanic

Titanic’s First Victim Gets Headstone At Last

After more than 100 years, an Irish teen who died while working on Titanic and is thought to be the ship’s first victim has a headstone for his grave.

Artifacts from Shipwreck

Ancient Medicines From Shipwreck Shed Light on Life in Antiquity

Researchers have used DNA sequencing to unlock the secrets of 2,000-year-old medicines found in a shipwreck.

queen-annes-revenge-thumb

Anchor Away for Blackbeard’s Pirate Flagship

A team in North Carolina is working to recover a 3,000-pound anchor from Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, which ran aground in 1718.

thumb_beer_large_310x206

Beer from 19th-Century Shipwreck May Be Brewed Again

Finnish researchers hope to crack the recipe of 200-year-old beer found in a Baltic shipwreck and recreate it for today’s drinkers.

titanic-thumb_large_310x206

Titanic a Feast for New Bacteria

Nearly a century after striking an iceberg and plunging into the North Atlantic, Titanic has become a meal for hungry microscopic bacteria.