Blackbeard Ship 18th Century Artifacts Recovery By Archaeologists Resumes (Photo)

By on May 20, 2011 in Amazing, Archaelogy, Science, Travel, United States, World Comments
Blackbeard Ship
Blackbeard Ship
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Archaeologists are trying to recover more artifacts from Blackbeard‘s 18th century ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, according to reports by several international news sites.

Reports say that US researchers in the North Carolina coast will try to pull the anchor of Blackbeard ship starting next week. According to Mark Wilde-Ramsing, deputy state archaeologist, the anchor is considered as the second biggest on the site, measuring about 13 feet long with arms 8 feet wide and weighs about 3,000 pounds (1,360 kg).

Blackbeard, named after his flowing black beard, is an English man who became the world’s most feared pirate. His real name is reportedly Edward Teach or Edward Thatch. He sailed over the West Indies and the East Coast. He was able to capture La Concorde, a French slave ship, in 1717 and renamed it as Queen Anne’s Revenge. The Queen Anne’s Revenge vessel sank in May 1718.

Blackbeard was responsible for the hostaging of the entire city of Charleston, South Carolina. The British Royal Navy ends Blackbeard‘s notoriety in November 1718.

The Blackbeard artifacts recovery has been revived in time for the showing of the new movie, Pirates of the Caribbean. Over 250,000 artifacts, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, were already recovered from the Blackbeard shipwreck over a period of 14 years since the discovery of the location in 1996.

Below are some of the artifacts earlier recovered from the Blackbeard ship.

Blackbeard ship pewter syringe
Blackbeard ship artifacts: Pewter syringe
Image Credit: AP

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