Lottery fund to help pay for analysis of medieval ship

A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will help pay for a project to examine the medieval ship buried in the banks of the River Usk, in Newport.

Builders uncovered the ship in 2002, during excavation for Newport's Riverfront and Arts Centre.

"This is one of the most important archaeological finds in Wales, and it is essential that we help record and conserve the ship for future generations so they can enjoy and learn about this remarkable find," said Jennifer Stewart, the Heritage Lottery Fund manager for Wales.

"We know where we are going for the next two-and-a-half years," said project leader Kate Hunter. "At the end of this process we will have a much clearer idea of what the Newport Ship looked like when she sailed up the River Usk."