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03-31-2013, 09:35 AM
Stunning’ Stockholm shipwrecks wow experts


Two shipwrecks believed to be 17th-century Danish warships have emerged along the Stockholm waterfront due to unusually low water levels.

“I was stunned by how big it was,” marine archaeologist Jim Hansson told The Local of the find.

Hansson was out for a stroll along Kastellholmen island with his girlfriend on Sunday, taking in some rare springtime sun, when he noticed a pattern of wooden stumps penetrating the surface.

“If it had only been one or two beams sticking up, I may not have noticed it,” he said.

“But I saw immediately that it was a shipwreck. You could clearly see the bow and the stern.”

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