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2011-05-03 09:59:51

HMB Endeavour, a replica of the bark Endeavour on which James Cook completed his first voyage of exploration, recently began a trip around Australia. During the early part of that voyage, the space shuttle Endeavour, named for Cook's ship, is spending about two weeks on a voyage of its own, to the International Space Station. Shuttle Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly, a U.S. Navy captain, and Ross Mattson, captain of HMB Endeavour, are on two contrasting voyages. The bark's circumnavigation of...

2006-05-16 18:48:16

By Richard C. Lewis NEWPORT, Rhode Island (Reuters) - Four ships from a British fleet used during the U.S. Revolutionary War have been found off Rhode Island, and one may be the vessel 18th century explorer Captain James Cook sailed on his epic voyage to Australia, archaeologists said on Tuesday. Researchers with the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project said they believe the four ships, and two others previously discovered, are part of a 13-vessel transport fleet intentionally...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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