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Dutch shipwreck excavated near English coast

Archaeologists have returned to excavate the sunken remains of the 18th-century Dutch East India ship Rooswijk. Finds brought ashore in Ramsgate include a shoe still showing the dint of the sailor’s heel on the instep, glass bottles and a fancy wine glass with an air twist stem, which must have come

Dutch warship found off Tobago coast

A Dutch warship dating back to the 17th century has been found off the coast of Tobago. The find is a significant source of information for the maritime history of the period. “Although we have some written records of the battle itself, we possess no detailed plans of 17th-century warships,” Batchvarov

Wreckage of WWI German U-boat found

The wreckage of a WWI German submarine has been found by the Dutch Navy. The Defense Ministry says the wreck of the U-106 is lying on the seabed 40 meters (130 feet) underwater and 65 kilometers (40 miles) north of Terschelling, an island in the Wadden Sea off the northern Netherlands. The

Mass grave of 51 horses found in the Netherlands

A mass grave containing the bones of 51 horses who died in battle from the 17th century have been found in the Netherlands. It was the largest known equine burial ground in Europe, although chief archaeologist Angela Simons said Wednesday that many such sites have probably existed and have been

17th-century shipwreck spotted off the coast of Sweden

A 400-year-old shipwreck of a Dutch trader has been found by Swedish scuba divers in the archipelago of Stockholm. “We were actually searching for a cargo ship that had sank in the 1940s, but then we found this instead,” Markus Hårde, one of the wreck divers told Svenska Dagbladet, a Swedish