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: thelocal.se

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