Medieval shipwreck found in Danube River

Published on September 13th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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Archaeologists in Hungary have found an intact medieval ship in the Danube River.

“Only a few river ships of this kind have been found in Europe,” Attila J. Tóth, associate of the National Office of Cultural Heritage, told Discovery News.

The ship most likely sank because of an accident.

“River navigation was dangerous. Downstream cargo ships floated using large rudder-oars, which made maneuvering very hard. Accidents happened very often,” Tóth said.

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Story: Rosella Lorenzi, Discovery News | Photo: Attila J. Toth

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