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Tuesday August 13rd, 2019 day edition

image for Centuries of Preserved Shipwrecks Found in the Black Sea

The crew made the discovery while mapping the floor of the sea with sonar and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

They were studying a period about 12,000 years ago when the Black Sea grew much larger, an episode that ultimately contributed to the preservation of the shipwrecks.

As temperatures warmed and sea levels rose, saltwater from the Mediterranean began spilling over a rock formation in the Bosphorus Strait.

“The oxygen drops to zero below 150 meters, which is ideal for the preservation of organic materials,” Adams said.

View Images This shipwreck from the Ottoman period was discovered 300 meters below the surface of the Black Sea.

But the unusual water chemistry of the Black Sea dramatically slows rates of disintegration.

The wood of some ships was so well-preserved that chisel and tool marks were still visible on individual planks. »

Hong Kong protests: Video shows paramilitary forces assembling in Shenzhen

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Amidst fears that the Tienanmen Square massacre could be repeated as protests in Hong Kong continue into their tenth week, a newly-released video shows China’s paramilitary forces amassing dozens of military vehicles in the neighbouring city of Shenzhen.

The Global Times reported that the People's Armed Police (PAP) "have been assembling in Shenzhen, a city bordering Hong Kong, in advance of apparent large-scale exercises" based on the video.

On Monday, outbound flights from Hong Kong were cancelled as protestors occupied the main terminal of the Hong Kong International Airport for the fourth consecutive day. »

Jack Black and Jack White finally team up to record a song as Jack Gray

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