5 of the most absurd items ever recovered from the ocean floor

As you know, the bottom of the sea holds many mysteries, and it is not uncommon to see news of shipwrecks, rescued treasures and even little-known and even totally unseen animals that have been found underwater. Here at Mega Curioso we have published several articles on this topic, and below you can check out five of the most absurd items that have been recovered from the ocean floor:

1 - Pirate Ship

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You may have heard of the famous Blackbeard pirate, haven't you? In 1718, the fearsome privateer had to sink his own ship - called Queen Anne's Revenge - when the vessel was aground near the coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina. And it's not that after 3 centuries, a team of archaeologists has so far rescued 20 cannons from the deep! Unfortunately, Blackbeard left no treasure or map on board.

2 - Egyptian City

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Have you ever imagined finding an entire city under the water? This is Thonis-Heracleion, which disappeared 1, 200 years ago due to a series of underwater disasters. It was rediscovered in the year 2000 to 10 meters deep in the Mediterranean after more than a decade of research, and artifacts continue to be dug up and rescued to this day.

3 - Tons of silver

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Composed of 48 tons of silver bars, the above discovery was known as the "world's largest wreck of precious metals." The pieces landed at the bottom of the sea when the British freighter SS Gairsoppa was torpedoed by a German ship in 1941 during World War II, and was only discovered this year at a depth of 4, 700 meters almost 500 kilometers off the coast of Ireland. . The full treasure is estimated to weigh about 240 tons.

4 - Antiptera Machine

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The above complex mechanism was found on an island in southern Greece in the early 20th century, and to this day intrigues researchers from around the world. Known as the "Anti-Machine Machine", the object is 2, 000 years old and no one can say for sure what its usefulness was, although the latest theories suggest that this piece was part of the world's oldest computer used for calculations. astronomical.

5 - Spaceship engine

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Other relics rescued from the deep were various parts of Apollo 11, the first manned spacecraft to land on the moon. Who orchestrated the rocket rescue - which includes the engine - was Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, and the operation. was carried out with the help of remotely controlled vehicles.

* Originally posted on 12/26/2013 .


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