At least a dozen ships were discovered on the floor of the Baltic Sea during the laying of a gas pipe line between Europe and Russia. With many of the hulls still intact who knows what ancient treasures may be uncovered?
Some of the wrecks are thought to be more than 1,000 years old, according to the Swedish National Heritage Board. “We have manage to identify 12 shipwrecks, and nine of them are considered to be fairly old,” Peter Norman, a senior advisor with the heritage board says. “This discovery offers enormous culture-historical value.” read more