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Vasco da Gama’s uncle, Vicente Sodré, ignored advice from the locals about impending strong winds. His ship, which was part of five-vessel squadron, became unmoored and sank in a bay, on an island off the coast of present-day Oman. Credit: Esmeralda Shipwreck project Marine archaeologists think they’ve discovered a lost Portuguese […]

Khatt Shebib

Using aerial photography, archaeologists in Jordan have mapped a ruined wall known today as the “Khatt Shebib.” Credit: APAAME_20051002_RHB-0068 © Robert Bewley, Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East A new map of an ancient wall that extended 93 miles (150 kilometers) in Jordan has left archaeologists with a […]