Swedish archaeologists take to the waves to protect Baltic wrecks

"Никогда не делает ошибок только тот, кто не пробует ничего нового." Альберт Эйнштейн ©

On a small boat on the choppy waters of Stockholm’s archipelago, four maritime archaeologists pulled on wetsuits and prepared to dive into the Baltic to survey a merchant ship that sank nearly 500 years ago. The team from Stockholm’s National Maritime and Transport Museums are racing to protect wrecks along Sweden’s Baltic coast from looting, which they say has been on the rise since 2017. They have called in the navy, coastguard and police since the spring to help document the wrecks, so they can monitor them more carefully for signs of interference. Plunging into the murky waters, two divers…

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