To trace the origins of ancient pottery, scientists used a method that sounds like it's borrowed from science fiction.
The most famous shipwreck in history is probably the Titanic, which lies on the seafloor in the North Atlantic Ocean. But shipwrecks are as old as sea voyages, and sunken ships have been found at the seafloor all over the world, from ancient Greek vessels in the Mediterranean to Civil War battle ships off the U.S. East Coast. Divers look for shipwrecks to salvage valuable artifacts and to learn more about past cultures. Read about the latest shipwreck discoveries and see pictures of sunken ships below.
Polar explorer Shackleton abandoned the ship Endurance in 1915, after the vessel was crushed by sea ice.
Nearly 200 military shipwrecks — dating as far back as the Revolutionary War and including ships from the Civil War and both World War I and World War II — were sunk to the bottom of a river.
Abandoned 170 years ago, the HMS Erebus was only rediscovered in the icy waters of the Canadian Arctic in 2014.
The confederate sub sank with all crewmembers still at their posts, suggesting they never saw their demise coming.
A 16th-century shipwreck that may be all that's left of one of the first European voyages to America holds treasures worth millions of dollars.
After 310 years at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, the Spanish San José shipwreck has finally been identified.
Here’s a look at artifacts discovered on a merchant ship that wrecked in the Java Sea in the late 1100s.
Just over a century after the polar explorer's Endurance sank, another scientific expedition will search of the wreck.
Wreckage from the USS Juneau was located off the Solomon Islands by the Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel. It is the final resting place of the five Sullivan brothers who served and died together.
A shipwreck that may date to the Revolutionary War era was exposed on a Maine beach after the recent "bomb cyclone."