Medieval shipwreck found in German lake

Published on November 10th, 2009 | by Admin


A 600-year-old shipwreck has been fuond in Germany’s Lake Constance.

A ice skater reported the shallow wreck off the lake’s Reichenau Island in the winter of 2006 and subsequent dives and carbon testing by archaeologists revealed it was from the 14th century.

“We believe it could be the oldest shipwreck ever found in the lake,” spokesperson for the Stuttgart regional commission Dr. Peter Zaar told The Local. “There is one other boat we know is also from the 14th century, but we need more testing to know for sure.”

After the first dive in early 2006, it was clear that there was limited time to document and save the boat from environmental dangers, he said.

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