In Images: Divers Explore Pirate Ship Queen Anne's Revenge

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Qar Crew Artifacts Lift

Diving archaeologists are in the midst of a monthlong expedition to the sunken wreckage of the pirate Blackbeard's ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. Before…Read More »

bad weather delayed the mission, the diving team was hard at work recovering artifacts at the wreckage site. [Related: Dive to Rescue Blackbeard's Pirate Ship Hits Snag ]

Above, a diver brings up a load of artifacts that are covered in concrete-like accretions and shells to the recovery vessel on Oct. 5. The divers cannot immediately tell the identity of the artifacts, said mission leader Mark Wilde-Ramsing of the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology. The load will be x-rayed and cracked open to recover any valuables.

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