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Cyprus wine; Chinese district of historic Nevada boom-town; Titanic Auction

(1) People have been making wine in Cyprus for thousands of years, so the Cypriots are thoroughly familiar with all facets of the wine industry and long ago developed their own distinctive wine culture. (2) In the 1860s, Aurora, a mining boom town in western Nevada, was home to a Chinese population for which history is mute.  Excavations by the US Forest Service PIT Program are bringing that story to light.  (3) Dr. Pettigrew offers his criticism of the impending auction of artifacts from the Titanic wreck site.




Produced in 2012 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Copyright 2012 by Archaeological Legacy Institute


Web links:


Aurora (Ghosttowns.com)

A Brief History of Aurora (Aurora History Museum)

Aurora, Nevada (Wikipedia)

Cypriot Wine (Wikipedia)

Cyprus (Wikipedia)

Cyprus Tourism Organization

Diving on the Titanic, by James P. Delgado (Archaeology Magazine)

Titanic Auction Not Popular at Maritime Museum (The Chronicle Herald)

Titanic Damaged by Tourists, Salvagers, Expedition Finds (National Geographic)

Titanic in the Courts, by Ricardo Elia (Archaeology Magazine)