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Anyone for a swim?

High summer.

Hot workshop, wearing only shorts and boots.

Today was my deadline to have the triple expansion steam engine assembled and working, ready to be hooked up to steam at the Geelong Truck show. 517 more words

Triple Expansion Miniature Steam Engine

The Antikythera Mechanism: Beauty More than Tin Deep

                            “The recovered mechanism displayed in the National Athenian Museum

Worn, torn and tarnished an artifact such as the one seen above may be rendered completely useless or disposable if it were to be recovered by anyone today. 623 more words

Mystery

The Secret of the Greek Galley

The Antikythera Shipwreck

In 1900, sponge divers discovered the wreck of an ancient Greek galley off the Aegean island of Antikythera more than fifty metres deep under the surface. 939 more words

Mediterranean Mondays

The Roundup #50

“Going to post every week, don’t worry”. Yeah, about that…

My last post – sans trumpet – was on September 3rd. Eep! Now, to be fair, I had a sibling get married and the requisite wrangling of relatives to contend with. 451 more words

Scientists extracted DNA from 2,000-year-old human remains

Luck and science united when underwater archaeologists found a set of 2,000-year-old human remains that still contained DNA near an ancient shipwreck off the coast of Antikythera, according to… 310 more words

Science Writing

Antikythera, Belize & Wondrous Discoveries

This story, about remains recently found under water in a region of the Greek islands where several of us at La Paz Group have very fond memories of, gives me pause. 321 more words

Culture

Back In The Water

The Antikythera expedition’s dive boat is back  to restart exploration. More news here:- Antikythera Blog.

Plus a video of underwater preparations for the new season’s dives: … 18 more words

Archaeology