Wreckage of the USS Lexington, a U.S. aircraft carrier used in World War II, was discovered at the bottom of the Coral Sea around 800 kilometres off the eastern coast of Australia by the expedition organised by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft.
In the end of last year an inhabitant of the Końskowola commune, East Poland, found an unexploded grenade dating back to World War 2. He has hidden it in a shed over Christmas cause he didn’t want to disturb the Police over the holidays.
Archaeologists completed the elaboration of archive records of excavations at Biskupin, a fortified Iron Age settlement and one of the most important archaeological sites in Poland. The initial excavations were undertaken between 1934-39 and were interrupted by World War II, which also led to partial destruction of the original documentation.
During the clearing of roadside ditches near Sulimy, near Giżycko, North-East Poland, two large objects resembling unexploded ordnance were discovered. Sappers called onto the site identified them as probably German 28-cm Nebelwerfer shells.
The hurricane Gregory, which swept through Northern Poland causing rough weather at the Baltic shore has shifted dunes at the former Hel Fortified Area, uncovering bunkers and fortifications from the Cold War era.
Team of explorers uncovered numerous large stones with German inscriptions along with a mysterious bottle with a letter inside near Przemków, South-western Poland. The finds are believed to date to World War II when German youth camps operated in the area.
Scientists discovered the debris of missing World War II-era B-25 bomber planes in Madang Harbor off the coast of Papua New Guinea. One of the planes was known and being documented when the discovery of the previously unknown second aircraft occurred.
Archaeologists excavation the area of a hill by the Świętoduska street, just behind the Town Hall in Lublin, East Poland, unearthed a previously unknown German WW2 bunker and remains of fortified firing positions.
A wreck of a British barge used for D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944 was discovered at a beach near Merville-Franceville, Calvados, France. It was destroyed by a bulldozer by the local authorities which believed the wreck is a threat to the people visiting the beach.