Ship ahoy!

It’s summer and I’m not posting at whatever my usual schedule is, but instead have a post a day to pique your interest. I’m going to attempt a blogging revival from September.

I’m not sure about the headline but it’s a fascinating discovery: A 500-Year-Old Shipwreck Has Turned Up Perfectly Intact on Bottom of The Baltic Sea

The ship hasn’t just ‘turned up’ it has after all been in the same place for 500 years but anyhow:

Laying on the muddy floor of the frigid inland Baltic Sea, scientists have found an almost perfectly preserved and intact shipwreck, undisturbed for hundreds of years.

Based on its incredible preservation, archaeologists have been able to date the ship back to the Renaissance. That’s around the late 15th or early 16th century CE, the time of Christopher Columbus and Leonardo da Vinci.

The precise origin of the ship is unknown. It’s from a time before naming ships was common; for now, it’s been labelled Okänt Skepp – “Unknown Ship” in Swedish.

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