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Pirates found responsible for 9/11

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by unique2100, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. unique2100

    unique2100 TRIBE Promoter

    THE remains of a ship dating back to the 18th century have been uncovered by workers at the World Trade Centre site.

    Stunned archaeologists said the 32ft-long vessel was probably used along with other debris to fill in land to extend New York City into the Hudson River.

    The discovery of the ship was made on land which was not disturbed by construction of the original World Trade Centre towers in the 1960s.

    Those who examined the astonishing find at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan described it as "significant".

    An anchor weighing 45kg (100lb) was also discovered at the site.

    It was found by staff about 30ft below street level in a planned underground vehicle security centre.

    Archaeologists Molly McDonald and A. Michael Pappalardo have examined it.

    Ms McDonald said: "We noticed curved timbers that a backhoe (mechanical digger) brought up.

    "We quickly found the rib of a vessel and continued to clear it away and expose the hull over the last two days."

    The two archaeologists work for AKRF, a firm hired to document artefacts discovered at the site.

    They called Tuesday's find "significant" but said more study was needed to determine the age of the ship.

    Ms McDonald said: "We're going to send timber samples to a laboratory to get a sense of when the boat was constructed."


    Mr Pappalardo said: "I kept thinking of how closely it came to being destroyed."

    A boat specialist will investigate the find which is turning into a race against time after the delicate wood was exposed to air.

    The 2001 terrorist attacks destroyed the iconic Twin Towers — which led to a competition to design their replacement.

    Work on One World Trade Centre, a single skyscraper originally named Freedom Tower, started in 2006.

    The 1,776ft building is expected to be completed and open by 2013.

    Read more: Ship found at Ground Zero | The Sun |News

    Ship found at Ground Zero | The Sun |News
  2. ghaleon

    ghaleon TRIBE Member

    hah nice title
  3. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    i knew Cptn Crunch was involved!!!
  4. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

  5. bootyhunta

    bootyhunta TRIBE Promoter

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