Ocean Discovery had won enough time to confirm the identity of the Mars and record it with the authorities. The mechanism, among other impressive riches on board, may have been a wedding gift from her family. Thanks to an intricate series of gears and dials, the mechanism could be used as a calendar, to track the phases of the moon, and to predict eclipses. A second ship travelling in convoy with the Antikythera? The expedition is also experimenting with laser scanning, in partnership with Canadian firm 2G Robotics which makes underwater scanners normally used for detecting damage on oil pipelines. Was it the Svärdet they had found? There was an attempt to make Sweden a European superpower and Mars was part of that concept ... maybe the biggest ship in the world in the 1560s.". A four man team--Richard Lundgren, Fredrik Skogh, Christoffer Modig, Anton Petersson--were on board the ship when it found the Mars, and sent a picture of the scan to Ingemar Lundren, who was processing images from the vessel onshore. Those dry-land archaeologists have managed to pinpoint much of the treasure, including thousands of those rumoured silver coins. "On the 3D photo we can zoom in and see the coins laying there all around the sea bottom," said Rönnby. However, often they're used as observers, with the most difficult work still done by humans. origins would be exciting to say the least. The Parks Canada returned every year, surveying the two areas for traces of the lost vessels. "We thought this was going to be the best technology to be used for underwater archaeology because we were hoping that the InSAS system would be able to detect very small, otherwise difficult-to-detect, cultural targets--detached rigging, rope lying on the seafloor, piece of iron plating lying flat on the bottom, any oars, or anything that might be difficult for us to detect with towed sonar," Harris said. It was built by the King Erik the XIV, who was son of Gustav Vasa--Vasa is our Tudor dynasty. when we saw the first pictures from it, we recognised the ship's [building] techniques... it was in many ways similar to the Mary Rose. New robotic scuba exosuit acts like a mini submarine that helps humans stay longer in the deep sea. Locating a wrought-iron breech-loaded cannon, however, was enough to put the identity of the ship beyond doubt. They can spend far longer underwater and go to far deeper depths than humans. Essentially it uses a whole bunch of still photos, and software is able to determine the three dimensional relationship between subsequent exposures and produces a three dimensional model or a point cloud of what the camera saw, so in just a couple of hours you can aquire a whole bunch of data and produce three dimensional images of the entire wreck site.". "Putting humans in the water is always the option of last resort because we have to eat, we have to poop, we get tired and we're really not that efficient underwater. Over the course of Ocean Discovery's search, the team had found tens of wrecked wooden ships maintained in a good state by the Baltic waters, located using the trawl snag data from the fishermen, but none had been the Mars. Ancient Finds 1 / 40 In this image made available by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities on April 26, 2011, parts of a statue are seen during the excavation of an area close to the Temple of Amenhotep III, "1390-1352 BC" in western Luxor, where the largest statue of King Amenhotep III, so far. WHOI is now looking for a company that can work with it to analyse the DNA from the bones, perhaps hinting at where those on the ship--be they sailors, high-roller tourists, or slaves--originated from. The flames ignited the gunpowder stored on the ship causing a huge explosion that blew out the stern of the ship and took her, and the men aboard her--the Swedish sailors and invading forces alike--to the bottom of the ocean. In time, however, the BlueView point cloud will be merged with that from the multibeam sonar so the two technologies can fill in any gaps from each other. Is our current ground level higher than it was in the past? Enlarge Image. We stopped in one place and deployed an ROV. "We'll have five mulitbeam sonar systems pinging away at Victoria Strait trying to locate the second ship. 10 The First Computer Ever, from Greece: The Antikythera Mechanism What is called the Antikythera Mechanism was discovered by sponge divers in 1900, from a shipwreck in Greece. When the Mars sank in 1564, it was perhaps the biggest ship in the world--a fearsome vessel with over one hundred guns and 700 men onboard. Among the techniques used to research the Mars was photogrammetry: divers took hundreds of normal digital still photos of the site from many angles, which is then sewn together by photogrammetry software to create a two-dimensional map of the site. Johan Rönnby, head of the MARIS research institute at Södertörn University set up to study the Mars, said, "Mars is a legendary ship in Sweden, and almost everybody wanted to find it. How did they get covered? 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