Palmyra: no more than a speck in the vast Pacific Ocean, yet awash with human history from pirates to kings, from war to murder. For hundreds of years, people have fought for possession and to understand the lure of this atoll, this volcanic creation. The discovery continues today as new ecological treasure is discovered embedded in ancient coral reefs. Step into Palmyra's past...and possible future...in this journey through history.
Click on the dates at right to explore the Palmyra history timeline.