Sunken medieval trading ship raised from Dutch riverbed

Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:48pm EST
 
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KAMPEN, the Netherlands - Archaeologists raised a 15th century trading ship that once sailed the Baltic and North seas from a Dutch riverbed where it had been buried for hundreds of years.

Workers discovered the vessel, which has a brick-arched oven and glazed tiles on its rear deck, while they were preparing to excavate the port.     

The well preserved but fragile 40-tonne ship was lifted to the surface in a specially constructed metal frame. It will be housed in the New Land Heritage Centre, where it will be kept wet at all times.