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National Geographic’s Expedition Granted 2014 Finalists

Featured Image: Picture of a mountaineer by Josef Feid Anastasius Grün. CREDIT: Josef Feid – own scan, Buchhändler, 2008. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)

youtube by National Geographic

Published on Sept 26, 2014

This summer, National Geographic’s Expedition Granted competition set out to find the next generation of explorers and award $50,000 to make one person’s dream expedition a reality. All of the Expedition Granted submissions we received proved that anyone can be an explorer in the 21st century, as long as they are pushing boundaries and forging new paths.

We’ve narrowed down the submissions to the top 10 finalists, but now it’s up to you to help decide who will win the $50,000 prize. Vote today—and daily through September 29—at ExpeditionGranted.com to help make an explorer’s dream come true! The next generation of exploration starts with you. Vote Here:  ExpeditionGranted.com 

Archaeologists to Mount New Expedition to Troy (+) Full Feature Presentation: “In Search of the Real Helen of Troy”

from Science Daily

ScienceDaily (Oct. 15, 2012) — The ruins of ancient Troy will be examined by a cross-disciplinary team of scientists in an expedition led by UW-Madison classics professor William Aylward.

Troy, the palatial city of prehistory, sacked by the Greeks through trickery and a fabled wooden horse, will be excavated anew beginning in 2013 by a cross-disciplinary team of archaeologists and other scientists, it was announced today (Monday, Oct. 15). . . . Read Complete Report


THEI Full Feature Video Presentation
In Search of the Real Helen of Troy

Uploaded on Dec 10, 2011

Posted by gt68100

Helen of Troy: She is ‘the face that launched a thousand ships’; the woman blamed for the Trojan War — a conflict that caused countless deaths — but who was the real Helen of Troy?

More enjoyable if viewed in FULL SCREEN MODE

Caves of the World #1 – Israeli Cave Explorers Return from Record-Breaking Expedition in Abkhazia of ‘Everest of the Caves’ (w/video)

from Science Daily

ScienceDaily (Sep. 3, 2012) — Cavers from the cave research unit of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have just returned from exploring the deepest cave in the world. The cave, known as Krubera-Voronya, is considered the “Everest of the caves” and is in Abkhazia in the south of Russia near the Black Sea.

The cavers, Boaz Langford, Leonid Fagin, Vladimir Buslov and Yuval Elmaliach, went on the exploration mission as part of an international delegation organized by the Ukrainian Speleological Association. Cave explorers from nine countries were part of the mission, including those from Russia, Spain, Britain and Lebanon. . . . Read complete Report

from youtube

Krubera Voronya cave: dive through Kvitochka

Uploaded by  on Sep 17, 2010

Documentary footage of 3 Lithuanian speleologists (Saulė Pankienė, Gintautas Švedas, Aidas Gudaitis) and 1 cave diver (Vytis Vilkas) diving through “Kvitochka” siphon and getting to siphon “Dva Kapitana” in Krubera Voronya cave, 2010 August. Dive through siphon takes about 4 minutes, but it’s cropped as it’s not very informative due to poor visibility.


Amelia Earhart 75th anniversary: New expedition tries to unravel mystery of her disappearance (w/ full video)

from MSNBC.com


By James Eng, msnbc.com

Seventy-five years after Amelia Earhart went missing over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to circumnavigate the globe, a new expedition will search the waters in hopes of resolving the longstanding mystery of what happened to the American aviation pioneer.

The Niku VII expedition will search the underwater reef slope off the west end of Nikumaroro, formerly Gardner Island, an uninhabited coral atoll in the Pacific, looking for signs of wreckage from Earhart’s Lockheed Electra. . . . Read Complete Report

from Youtube

Amelia Earhart: The Price of Courage (52min 53 secs)

Uploaded by on Feb 18, 2012

“The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was one of America’s first celebrities. After only a few years as a pilot she became the best-known female flier in America, not only for her daring and determination, but also for her striking looks and outspoken personality. Amelia even had an uncanny resemblance to Charles Lindbergh, the most famous man in America at the time, that publicists seized upon nicknaming her :Lady Lindy.” Three weeks short of her 40th birthday, Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, and her story became legend.” . . .HistoryFeed