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The ship had a pair of cannons that were in firing position.
team of archaeologists commanded by Rodrigo Pacheco-Ruiz, in collaboration with the Maritime Archeology Center of the University of Southampton in England, discovered a shipwreck 500 or 600 years old and with weapons ready to fire in the Baltic Sea .
The ship was first discovered in 2009 with the help of a sonar that uses waves to detect objects by the Swedish Maritime Administration, but until today we have images of the ship, thanks to the fact that recently Pacheco-Ruiz and his team carried out an archaeological study of the accident with the help of underwater robots .
According to the researcher:
“This ship is contemporary to the times of Christopher Columbus and Leonardo Da Vinci, but demonstrates a remarkable level of conservation after five hundred years at the bottom of the sea. It’s as if it had been yesterday. ”
The investigation revealed that the ship probably dates from the end of the 15th century to the beginning of the 16th. Although the images are deteriorated, it is still largely intact. For example, the ship’s masts were still in place and the hull is complete .
On the main deck, leaning against the main mast, the scientists found a small boat that was probably used to transport the crew to and from the ship.
The Pacheco-Ruiz team also found rotating cannons on the main deck , some still well kept in weapons ports. Two rotating weapons were still pointed in the firing position.