Photos of 18th century ship found at World Trade Center

Published on September 1st, 2011 | by Admin

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Last summer I reported that an 18th century ship had been found at ground zero in New York City. Last month the bow of the ship was uncovered and National Geographic has posted some photos of the ship and its artifacts.

Scientists measure a 32-foot (10-meter) piece of the ground zero ship’s hull in 2010.

The buildings that stood here before 9/11 had relatively shallow basements, which didn’t encroach on the buried ship and artifacts, even as surrounding properties were long ago excavated down to solid bedrock.

“It’s unheard of to get this kind of opportunity to see an entire city block or two excavated to this depth,” Meade said.

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Story: Brian Handwerk, National Geographic | Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP



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