Thursday, November 01, 2007

Ancient Ships

This is a slight departure from my normal subjects, but I'm fascinated by this.

Newsweek reports that they are uncovering ships in Pisa (yes, the leaning tower capital of the world) that have been preserved by the very same silt that make the tower lean. It's a modern day/aquatic version of Pompeii. Being an archaeologist would have to be a very difficult job, but sometime in my life, I want to go take part in a big dig like this. How cool.

I also found out about an ancient ship dug up in Stockholm Sweden, that they dated older than the Vasa. These ships off of Pisa are older than either of those.

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