MICA is pleased to share this video, Gems of the Bay, taken last fall by drone owner and MICA supporter David Watson with editing by MICA supporter Wendy Levy. Get the inside scoop on how visitors to the unique port of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia — a new UNESCO World Heritage Site —  can get the most out of this history-laden little town.
A dark form shambles down the twilit streets of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Television and movie producers have long taken advantage of Nova Scotia’s quaint Victorian seaports, so little changed since the 1800s, as a background for various cinematic works. Lunenburg was founded in 1753 when the so-called Foreign Protestants, a melange of Germans, Swiss and French from Monbelliard were settled in the town. The town of Lunenburg remains unique for the number of old buildings including homes and churches that have survived from the late 1700s and 1800s.
Notable historic buildings include 49 Cornwallis Street, the Heckman-Morash House, the Lunenburg Academy, St.
Those who like fine dining can’t go wrong with the AAA Four Diamond rated Fleur de Sel located in an historic home at 53 Montague Street or Italian cuisine with flair at the Trattoria dell Nonna. Harbour cruises, and whale- and seal-watching tours can be booked at the waterfront near the Fisheries Museum.
Don’t miss the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic for an unforgettable look at how many of our forefathers carved out a living from the sea. George BurdenGeorge Burden is a family physician in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, a graduate of Dalhousie University Medical School, class of '78.
With 360-degree and other imagery, walk around the Sphinx, enter the Great Pyramid, visit tombs and temples, and more. Click on parts of the pharaoh Hatshepsut's reconstructed vessel and see how they compare to archeological finds.

Follow an Egyptian pharaoh's voyage to the fabled Land of Punt, as chronicled in an ancient wall carving. Examine a masterpiece of ancient shipbuilding found a half century ago buried beside the Great Pyramid. Could another crypt as rich as King Tut's still lie buried in Egypt's fabled Valley of the Kings? Egyptologists Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, in separate interviews, explode myths about just who erected the Pyramids. Despite heaps of evidence and decades of debate, scholars are not certain where or even what ancient Punt was. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Google and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. The boat being built is a replica of the Basques whaler, The San Juan, and Red Bay is where the original ship met its end way back in 1565.
I watched as local craftsmen shaped huge pieces of oak and slowly pieced together a 90 foot galleon. When they talk about this boat, it’s really a big historic moment for them because it was at a golden age of Basques exploration so they’re very prideful.
You can also subscribe without commenting.Yes, please add me to your mailing list for your weekly digest! Is this journey, intricately depicted on the wall of one of Egypt's most impressive temples, mere myth—or was it a reality? Archeologist James Tuck excavated whaling bases and Basques burial sites and in 1978, the underwater exploration began. NOVA travels to the legendary temple, built some 3,500 years ago for the celebrated female pharaoh Hatshepsut, in search of answers to this tantalizing archeological mystery.

When I was there, Jerome Canning of Newfoundland’s wooden boat museum was working on the vessel too, on a six week, government sponsored, exchange. Did the ancient Egyptians, who built elaborate barges to sail down the Nile, also have the expertise to embark on a long sea voyage? He gave a speech at the town hall and choked up as he recounted the excitement of his many days spent underwater in Red Bay’s harbour.
I would encourage the people to visit our project and also the Basques country in the same way that we encourage Basques people to go to Red Bay and Canada to visit the places where our ancestors used to go fishing, so I think it would be a very good thing to get to know each other.”Jerome Canning said anyone visiting from our side of the pond would appreciate how prominently our province is featured in the storytelling of this significant Basques history.
For now, there's no specific target date for its completion and no timeline set for its voyage to Red Bay and other harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador. NOVA follows a team of archeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel shown on the mysterious carving and then finally launch it on the Red Sea on a unique voyage of discovery.
He remembered the first moment he waved away sand from the ocean floor to reveal an old wooden barrel. He place his hand inside and felt oil that more than four hundred years earlier was destined to light the lamps of Europe. And, if you find yourself in the Basques country, be sure and let them know you're from Newfoundland and Labrador.

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