Researchers Debate Fate of 14th Century Ship

Archaeologists in Stockholm, Sweden are debating the best method to handle a 14th century ship discovered buried in the mud of a bay in central Stockholm. Parts of the ship may be too delicate to remove.

Parts of the ship, the oldest ever discovered in Stockholm, have been exposed from the brackish bay, but other parts remain submerged. A large crack in the hull may have been the reason the ship sank and may cause experts problems in removal.

The ship has been dated from 1350-1370 and is believed to have sunk around 1390.