Intact 500 year old Shipwreck in the Baltic

An international team of scientists have conducted a maritime archaeological survey using state-of-the-art underwater robotics of an Early Modern Period (Late 15th Century-Early 16th Century) shipwreck in the Baltic.

The shipwreck was first detected by the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) as a side-scan sonar target in 2009, but it was early this year and as part of the Nord Stream 2 survey work carried out by MMT that the shipwreck was identified as to have great archaeological and historical significance, as it would be contemporary of the times of Christopher Columbus and Leonardo Da Vinci and most importantly the level of preservation it possesses after five hundred years.


By: Chauke (4073.10)

Tags: ships, archaeology, Mr, Rusty, history