Observer: "GB Urged To Sign Up To Shipwreck Treaty To Protect Underwater Heritage"

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    "Britain's rich maritime legacy is under threat from commercial treasure hunters who are accused by experts of plundering and destroying the nation's underwater heritage.

    A group of leading archaeologists and historians warn that unless the government intervenes to protect scores of historically significant wrecks lying beyond the country's territorial waters, sites including the graves of those lost at sea could be exploited and lost for good."

    Britain urged to sign up to shipwreck treaty to protect underwater heritage | Science | The Observer

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