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Maritime history and heritage: shipwrecks

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Why are shipwrecks important? Shipwrecks have always held a specific allure. The promise of hidden treasure, the unexplored and underwater adventure is so seductive that a healthy, global tourist industry has developed around shipwrecks. Although most people associate treasure with gold and silver cargo, historic shipwrecks provide maritime archaeologists with another kind of treasure. They gather immense amounts of archaeological, historical, scientific, social and technical in.. read more
Black South African literature
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International Rugby World Cup Timeline 1983-2011
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