How a Long-Lost Perfume Got a Second Life After 150 Years Underwater – Atlas Obscura

A team of divers and archaeologists discovered the 19th-century fragrance in a shipwreck off the coast of Bermuda.

AFTER AN INTENSE STORM PUMMELED Bermuda in February 2011, the island’s custodian of historic wrecks  Philippe Max Rouja went to do a coastal survey and spotted a partially exposed bow of a boat. The bow belonged to the Civil War blockade runner Mary Celestia, which was en route to North Carolina’s Confederate forces when it sank in 1864.

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70 Years Ago, the U.S. Military Set Off a Nuke Underwater, And It Went Very Badly | Atlas Obscura

The most destructive part of the blast was the misty cloud of radioactive water. (Photo: U.S. Army Photographic Signal Corps)

Seventy years ago, on July 26, 1946, the U.S. military tried a new type of nuclear test.

A joint Army/Navy task force had suspended a nuclear device, oddly named Helen of Bikini, 90 feet below the surface of the water, in the middle of Bikini Atoll, one of the isolated rings of coral and land that make up the Marshall Islands. Arrayed around the 21-kiloton bomb were…

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Sunken Egyptian treasure gets European tour

A marble head of Antonia Minor, the mother of the Roman emperor Claudius,  found in the Alexandria harbour [Credit: Christoph Gerigk,  © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation] Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.gr/2014/10/sunken-egyptian-treasure-gets-european.html#.VFIJK778tyE Follow us: @ArchaeoNewsNet on Twitter | groups/thearchaeologynewsnetwork/ on Facebook

A marble head of Antonia Minor, the mother of the Roman emperor Claudius, found in the Alexandria harbour [Credit: Christoph Gerigk, © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation]

An exhibition featuring artefacts discovered off the coast of Egypt is set to tour Europe. “Egypt’s Sunken Secrets” is organised by Franck Goddio, the founder of the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology, in association with Egypt’s Ministry of State for Antiquities. Artefacts have been selected from museums across the country, including 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, while over 200 come from recent underwater explorations by Goddio’s team…

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