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Ancient wooden boat found in Irish river


A log boat that dates back between 500 and 5,000 years has been found in the Boyne River in Ireland.

An ancient log-boat, possibly thousands of years old, has been discovered partly embedded in the banks of the River Boyne in Drogheda, possibly where it originally sank.

An initial examination by specialist archaeologist Karl Brady, suggests it could be unique because, unlike other dug-outs or log boats found in the Republic, it has a pair of oval shaped blisters on the upper edge.

Such features were “ very rare”.

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Story: Irish Times | Photo: BFRRS

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