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Media advisory: Captain Kidd Shipwreck, 'Living Museum of the Sea' dedication

DR Underwater Museum

The dedication of the Captain Kidd Shipwreck site as an official underwater museum will take place off the shore of Catalina Island in the Dominican Republic on May 23, the 310th anniversary of Kidd's hanging in London for his 'crimes of piracy.'   Full Story >>

Capt. Kidd shipwreck site to be dedicated 'Living Museum of the Sea' by Indiana University

DR Underwater Museum

Nearly three years after the discovery of the shipwreck Quedagh Merchant, abandoned by the scandalous 17th century pirate Captain William Kidd, the underwater site will be dedicated as a "Living Museum of the Sea" by Indiana University, IU researcher and archeologist Charles Beeker, and the government of the Dominican Republic.   Full Story >>

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, IU granted rare opportunity to search for artifacts

Charles Beeker

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has received a $1 million grant from the Eli Lilly & Co. Foundation to support expeditions to the Dominican Republic led by Indiana University underwater archaeologist Charles Beeker.   Full Story >>

Charles Beeker reconocido por científicos armenios por su trabajo en el naufragio del Capitán Kidd

Beeker Certificate

Charles Beeker, director de la Oficina de Ciencias Submarinas en la facultad de Salud, Educación Física, y Recreo (HPER) de la Universidad de Indiana, ha sido reconocido por la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de la República de Armenia (NASRA) por su trabajo arqueológico en el barco armenio el 1699 "Quedagh Merchant," naufragio del Capitán Kidd descubierto en las aguas de la República Dominicana.   Full Story >>

Charles Beeker recognized by Armenian scientists for research on Captain Kidd shipwreck

Beeker Certificate

Charles Beeker, director of the Office of Underwater Science in Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, has been honored by the National Academy of Sciences for the Republic of Armenia for his archaeological work with the Armenian-owned 1699 Quedagh Merchant, Captain Kidd's shipwreck discovered in the Dominican Republic.   Full Story >>

IU takes fifth-grade teachers back in time, to the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Archaeology

The Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation's (HPER) Office of Underwater Science is partnering with fifth-grade teachers from Edgewood Intermediate School in Ellettsville to develop a curriculum based on actual IU research taking place in the Dominican Republic and involving some of the West's earliest explorers.   Full Story >>