‘Viking’ shipwreck discovered off Swedish coast

Viking, ShipAn 800-year-old shipwreck was discovered by divers off the south coast of Sweden virtually buried under the sea floor.

The vessel, which some Swedish reports have claimed is a Viking ship, was found in the Baltic Sea at Sturko, The Local reported.

Lars Einarsson, underwater archaeologist at Kalmar Lans museum, told the news website, “This is an extraordinary medieval wreck. We’ve found that the wood was cut down between 1250 and 1300. When the divers recovered fragments for dating, they were literally ‘looking’ with their hands. The sediment is so easily disturbed that it makes it almost impossible to see what you’re doing. In some ways, it would be easier if the ship was ten times deeper.”

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