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.
Divers find nearly 40 metal ingots from a shipwreck off the coast of Sicily that was lost in the sixth century.
Archaeologists working at a site in Istanbul, Turkey have unearthed 37 remarkably well-preserved shipwrecks.
Eight shipwrecks that date to the Byzantine Empire and were recently discovered in Turkey are in exceptionally good condition, archaeologists say.
In dark waters just outside the Golden Gate Bridge, underwater archaeologists pinpointed the final resting place of the worst shipwreck in San Francisco's history.
Divers have recovered a bronze bell from the wreck of the HMS Erebus, a British ship that was missing for nearly 170 years after an ill-fated expedition to the Canadian Arctic.
Underwater archaeologists were the first people in nearly 170 years to lay eyes on HMS Erebus, a British ship that sank during an ill-fated exploration of the Canadian Arctic.
A British warship that sunk off the coast of England in 1744 may soon be mined for archaeological artifacts.
A British warship that sank off the coast of England in 1744 may soon be mined for archaeological artifacts.
A team of underwater archaeologists who are searching for the buried treasures of an ancient shipwreck in Greece finally got their high-tech "Exosuit" wet.
Ongoing archaeological excavations and recovery at the site of an 1857 shipwreck have netted thousands of gold coins and artifacts of a maritime tragedy.