Posts Tagged ‘wood’

18th century ship found under WTC

During the cleanup after the twintowers, something odd where found beneath the remains of World Trade Center. About 20 feet below the street a shipwreck from the 18th century was found. Nobody knows why the ship came to that location, And nobody can identify the type of the ship, its a design on the ship that hasen´t been seen before.

The people conducting the dig and making sure that everything is done right are no amatures or strangers to the work they have to do, they where those who did the work whith ships as Monitor, CSS Alabama and a couple of other ships.

But what could be told from a old ship?

Whell first of all the wood can tell us a couple of things, first what kind of wood it is, if it is a rare tree it could narrow the search down.
And also give the answer to where the tree come from.

There is also something called woodworms, which is in many diffrent species across the world, some of them lives in diffrent parts of the ocean which can give clues in what way the ship have travelled. if you could find the some of the route for the ship maybe you even could find out which ports the ship visited when it was at sea.

But one intresting question would still remain after all this….

How did it end up beneath World Trade Center ?

I do hope there is going to be som good answers to this, for historians it´s a great puzzle.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 17 december 2010 at 12:00

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Found : The remains of Noah´s Ark

One group called Noah´s Ark Ministries has called to a pressconerence during the year and annonunced that they had found the remains of Noah´s Ark on what today is Mount Ararat in Turkey.

The leader of the researchgroup Yeung Wing-Cheung says that the pieces of wood they have found has been dated to 5.000 years back, and that they are almost certain that it is parts of Noah´s Ark based on historical accounts, including the bible and local stories from the people living in the area.

But Yeung and his friends are not the first persons to claim to have found the Ark, instead it has been ”found” many times during the last decade.

The big intrest in the Ark was started in the early 1900s when Georgie Hagopian claimed to have found the remains of the ark at Mount Ararat.

But the question still is, was Noah´s Ark a real thing or just a fable in the bible?

We´ll have to wait for the researchgroup to produce evidence for their claims before we could belive that it is true.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 12 december 2010 at 12:00

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The wikings brought home souveniers

During their travels the vikings brought goods whit them home from North America. very often was it skin and wood but also other usefull items. During a dig at a vikingvillage at Sandnäs in the west of Norway, researchers have found a arrow made by north american indians. Since the vikings weapons where superior to the indians, the most likely reason is that the arrow had come as a souvenir from a travel.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 13 maj 2010 at 12:00

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General fake fooled the enemy

Erwin rommel was beside his nickname ”Desertfox” known as ”General Fake”, he was known for his skillfull advanced attacks but also for his tricks. One of them was that he had a tank built of wood that could be moved whit wheels. From a distance it looked like it was a armored tank was on its way.
Another trick was that he had his few automobiles drive around the blocks in Tripoli (today in Libyia), the trick was a success since the english spies reported home that over a thousand armoredm cars had been put a shore in Libya.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 14 april 2010 at 12:00

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The moonstone was fake

In 1969 when Apollo 11 went to the moon they also collected some moonstones, one of these where given to the Dutch primeminister. It now turnes out that the stone could be fake, its been claimed that it actually is wood from earth, the stone was valued to 4 miljons dollar. The case is now under investigation by the american embassy in Holland.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 04 februari 2010 at 14:00

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Italian goverment bought doubtfull Michelangelo statue

A court in Rome has orderd a investigation if the Italian goverment was wasting whit money when they recently bought a small statue that is said to be a work of Michelangelo, but if its really is, that the question. Its about a four inches high sculpture of wood that is showing Christ on the cross and did cost around 30 miljons. Acording to some researchers the statue dosen´t hold any high quallity and there is no certain proofs that ties the statue to Michelangelo.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 03 december 2009 at 14:39

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