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More on those Babylonian-Judean cuneiform tablets

ON DISPLAY AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM IN JERUSALEM: Ancient tablets disclose Jewish exiles’ life in Babylonia. 2,500-year-old said to be the most important ancient Jewish archive since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (Nir Hasson,...Show More Summary

Event: The Land of the Dead

This creepy place is like a "sea of mushrooms" in the Koei Tecmo RPG.

Channel Closure for Dead Ship Tow

There will be a dead ship tow of the Dive Support Vessel UNCLE JOHN from the Mobile Sea Buoy to BAE Shipyard starting at approximately 0600 today. The 253 feet long,

Declining water levels in the Dead Sea

Originally one of the world’s first health resorts, the Dead Seal in Israel has a far from healthy future as its water levels continue to decline. In fact, it has been estimated that since the 1950s the water levels have dropped about 130 feet. Show More Summary

Vulture’s First Arrow Recap: Arrow Is Dead, Long Live Arrow

Welcome to Vulture's first-ever Arrow recap!  I know what you’re thinking. Starting Arrow recaps in the middle of a season makes as much sense as a pampered billionaire surviving on an inhospitable island in the North China Sea. Starting recaps in the middle of season three? To paraphrase Felicity Smoak, that’s something else entirely. But there’s... More »

21 dead, 1 missing after tug sinks in Yangtze

Chinese authorities have confirmed that 21 people were killed and one is still missing after a tug boat undergoing sea trials sank in the Yangtze River, the

China Confirms 21 Dead, 1 Missing After Tug Sinks in Yangtze River

Chinese authorities have confirmed that 21 people were killed and one was missing after a tug boat undergoing sea trials sank in the Yangtze River, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. The post China Confirms 21 Dead, 1 Missing After Tug Sinks in Yangtze River appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Petra: City of Mystery

Source: Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. Show More Summary

5 die as school bus plunges into the Caribbean

Five dead after van carrying schoolkids plunges into sea in St. Vincent — NBC News (@NBCNews) January 13, 2015

Cuban Migrant Dead in Capsizing off Caymans

A Cuban migrant drowned after a makeshift vessel with four passengers overturned in rough seas off the Cayman Islands on Saturday afternoon, local officials said.

Rescue of yet another abandoned migrant ship off Italy underway with 450 onboard

The Italian Air Force is rescuing hundreds of migrants stranded on a cargo ship abandoned in rough seas by smugglers in the Mediterranean. See also: The Deadly Mediterranean Crossing That Migrants Risk Every Day The Air Force said late...Show More Summary

Check Out The Giant Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Set In Australia

Production is finally about to get rolling on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but rather than our first look being out on the high seas, we're instead getting a peak at what appears to be a small town being constructed...Show More Summary

Fire and Ice on the High Seas

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

Passengers recount 30 hours of living hell aboard a burning ferry stranded between Greece and Italy, in a disaster that’s left eight dead.

7 dead as ferry rescue is complete

last monthNews : The Newsroom

BARI, Italy (AP) -- Helicopters defied high winds and stormy seas Monday to evacuate hundreds of passengers and staff from Greek ferry that caught fire off Albania. Five people died and survivors told of a frantic rush to escape the flames and pelting rain.

Merchant Ships Collide, Six Feared Dead

Two people drowned and four were missing at sea and feared dead after two merchant ships collided in rough seas off the Italian coast on Sunday, Italian officials said.

Five Dead, Dozens Still Stranded on Burning Ferry in Adriatic Sea 

Five people are dead and dozens remain stranded on a ferry adrift off the Albanian coast more than a day after a fire broke out on the ship's car deck. Strong winds, rain, and hail has impeded a coordinated rescue mission by Italy, Greece, and Albania. Read more...

DSS coming to L.A.

PRESS RELEASE: SDSU Jewish Studies program tells 2015 plans.• Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition, curated by SDSU’s Jewish Studies Program Director, Dr. Risa Levitt Kohn, opening March 10, 2015 at The California Science Center in Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Italian prosecutors open criminal investigation into deadly ferry fire

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Prosecutors in the Italian port of Bari on Monday opened a criminal investigation into how the car ferry Norman Atlantic caught fire at sea during a crossing from Greece to Italy. As the Italian navy battled to complete the evacuation of the stricken ship, Bari prosecutor Giuseppe Volpe announced a...

1 Dead, Hundreds Still Stuck in Greek Ferry Disaster

A fire erupted on a ferry carrying 478 people from Greece to Italy today, leaving one person dead and trapping hundreds on top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered evacuation. The Italian Navy said that the victim and an injured person were transported by helicopter to the southern...

1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

An Italian Coast Guard official says one person died while attempting to escape from a blazing ferry stranded in the Adriatic Sea, and another was injured.

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