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17th-century shipwreck spotted off the coast of Sweden

A 400-year-old shipwreck of a Dutch trader has been found by Swedish scuba divers in the archipelago of Stockholm.

“We were actually searching for a cargo ship that had sank in the 1940s, but then we found this instead,” Markus Hårde, one of the wreck divers told Svenska Dagbladet, a Swedish paper. The shipwreck is probably a Dutch trading ship from early 17th century. Marcus Hårde discovered the wreck together with Anders Backström and Jonas Rydin in May.

The divers saw a lion figurine on the rudder and nicknamed the it “The Lion Wreck.”

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