STOCKHOLM (AP) - An amazing find in the Baltic Sea.
Swedish experts say dozens of centuries-old shipwrecks have been found by a gas company building an underwater pipeline between Russia and Germany.
Peter Norman of Sweden's National Heritage Board says some of those ships are intact and well-preserved. He says the oldest wreck could be up to 800 years old but the others are likely from the 17th to 19th centuries.
Thousands of wrecks from medieval ships to warships that sunk during the World Wars of the 20th century have been found in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic doesn't have the ship worm that destroys wooden wrecks in saltier oceans.
(COPYRIGHT 2010 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.