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There has been a rush of archaeological news the past month while I’ve been on the road. This one stood out:
A wreck believed to be a ship from the Spanish Armada, discovered by archaeologists off the coast of County Donegal, is to be excavated by the Irish government.[snip]
After drifting into the North Sea, unable to return to Spain through the channel, the remainder of the fleet faced a perilous voyage home through the unfamiliar waters and worsening weather around Scotland and Ireland.
This latest find was discovered in shallow water near Burtonport.
The Irish Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht has given 50,000 euros of funding for an exploratory excavation of the wreck.