Thursday, July 30, 2009

In the News: De Soto Archaeology & A Burning Ship

A couple of news stories regarding an archaeological dig in northern Tennessee cropped up today. No De Soto artifacts have been found or are likely to for that matter, but it is an an area along Hudson's proposed route and its nice to see the conquistador mentioned.

Nolichucky Conquistadors
Johnson City Press
Conquistadors probably carried the Spanish flag through Northeast Tennessee 400 years ago...

Signs Of Explorer desoto Sought Along Nolichucky
Greeneville Sun
In the summer of 1540, a party of Spanish conquistadors led by Hernando de Soto was exploring what centuries later was to become the ...

In other more spectacular news a replica 17th C. Dutch Ship burned in the Netherlands.

Fire guts replica of 17th-century tall ship
The Associated Press

AMSTERDAM — Fire consumed a replica of the 17th-century flagship of the Dutch East India Company in the northern Netherlands on Thursday...

Check out the photos:

I suppose they would come in handy as reference material to anyone doing a Cortes ship burning or Drake's Fire Ships.

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