Swedish king's warship unearthed in Stockholm | ArchaeoFeed
Wreck of a ship, believed to be "The Gustav II Adolf", a 17th century vessel of King Gustav II Adolf has been unearthed during renovation works in central Stockholm, Sweden. Site of excavations (by Jim Hansson & Stockholm Maritime Museum) Archaeologists have identified the remains as a 400-year-old flagship in the Swedish King's fleet. The vessel is said to have been built in 1615. The found was made during renovation works on the Skeppsholmen islet overseen by archaeologists of the Stockholm Maritime Museum. Archaeologists had no prior indication of this wreck on maps, and they expected to find shipwrecks not older than 18th century. The uncovered remains include a section of the ship two metres up from the keel and parts of the transom. The remains are well preserved with cut marks from axes still visible on timber. Dendrochronological samples have provided dates between 1612-1613, and the size of the ship allowed to identify is a Scepter, because there were only a few such large