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A Close to Unsinkable Titanic in China’s Sichuan Province

Back in 2012, we posted about Australian billionaire Clive Palmer’s grand plans to build a sorta-replica of RMS Titanic. The Titanic II, as it was to be known, was supposed to be built in a Chinese shipyard enter with a … Continue reading

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Titanic II, Not Quite an “Exact Replica” to Sail in 2018?

Only last June, the media were reporting the project to build a near-replica of RMS Titanic was dead. The Daily Echo was typical, writing: The highly ambitious plan to build a replica of the ill-fated Southampton liner, Titanic, has apparently sunk without … Continue reading

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Titanic II ? Unsinkable? Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer Has Big Plans

On the heels of the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer has announced his plans to build a 21st-century replica of the Titanic and sail it from England to New York accompanied by the Chinese navy by the … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Osberg Viking Ship – Seaworthy or Only Decorative ?

In 1904 and 1905, archaeologists Haakon Shetelig and Gabriel Gustafson excavated a burial mound at the Oseberg farm near Tønsberg in Vestfold county, Norway that contained a well-preserved Viking ship.   The Osberg ship was reconstructed and has became Norway’s largest tourist … Continue reading

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