Sunken wreck of warship found off Swedish coast

Published on August 25th, 2011 | by Admin


The wreck of a warship which sank in 1564 has been found off the coast of Sweden. Historians believe the ship may be the Mars, the head of Erik XIV’s fleet.

“Everything suggests that it is indeed the Mars that we have found,” Richard Lundgren, one of the divers, said in the statement.

“The size and the age of the ship correspond,” with historical records, he added.

A stack of corn, the symbol of the Swedish royal family at the time, was found engraved on a cannon, providing another strong clue.

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Story: Agence France-Presse | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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