Archaeologists have discovered well-preserved wooden parts of the ship.
The team of archaeologists during excavations in the centre of the Swedish city of Jonkoping discovered the remains of a wooden merchant ship, built in the XIII century.
As The Local reports, excavations began last year. Until the XIV century, the jönköping was an important trading center. However lost its importance after the plague. In the middle ages it was closer to the shoreline than in our days. So the Marina was located where now is located the city centre.
It was there that archaeologists found a well-preserved wooden parts of the vessel, dated to the XIII century. In particular, the hinged steering oar. Were also found fragments of German and Danish ceramics. Perhaps it was the items that were brought to Sweden on the same ship.
In addition, archaeologists have unearthed artifacts from earlier and later periods. For example, traces of cultivation of the plants belonging to the XII century and the ruins of houses of the XVI century.
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