17th century ship found near Stockholm hotel

Published on November 30th, 2010 | by Admin

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A ship dating back to the 1600s has been found near a hotel in central Stockholm.

“The discovery of the wreck is extremely interesting given the place where it was made,” Maritime Museum Director Hans-Lennarth Ohlsson said in a statement from the Stockholm museum’s website. “There was a naval shipyard on this spot until the start of the 17th century.”

As workers were renovating part of Stockholm’s Grand Hotel, not far from the royal palace, a worker found something interesting – the discovery turned out to be excavated parts of a ship.

So archaeologists from the Maritime Museum came in to check things out – and it turns out they had quite an interesting find.

According to Sweden’s The Local, the planks found outside the hotel were not held together in the traditional way – being nailed down – but instead were sewn together with ropes.

That technique, according to The Local, was not the norm, which has made the discovery even more fascinating.

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