Archaeologists uncover wreck of 17th-century Swedish warship

Marine archaeologists confirmed on Thursday that they had found the wreck of the Solen, a Swedish warship from the 1600s, near Karlskrona in Sweden.

Off the coast of Karlskrona.

Off the coast of Karlskrona. Image by Esther Westerveld / CC BY 2.0

The ship was intentionally sunk in 1694 after it had served its duties, and was discovered at a depth of just six metres. The vessel was larger than the famous Vasa warship from the same period, which is on display in Stockholm, but the researchers said there were currently no plans to raise the Solen. Read more:

Places from this story

Recent stories


Exploring Milwaukee's best city parks

5 min readPublished 7 minutes ago
Don't let the urban cityscape fool you: Milwaukee has more than 150 gorgeous parks throughout the city © Thomas Barrat / Shutterstock

16 unique things to do in Hanoi

9 min readPublished about 9 hours ago
JANUARY 21, 2018: People eating at a street café in the old quarter of Hanoi.

10 must-do things on your trip to Milwaukee

5 min readPublished about 23 hours ago
Downtown Milwaukee skyline with the Milwaukee Art Museum on the right.
Destination Practicalities

Do you need a visa to go to Turkey?

2 min readPublished about 24 hours ago
Kaputas Beach Turkey Mediterranean Sea

Related content