500 years ago this awesome looking Danish boat called the Gribshunden sunk off the East cost of Sweden in the Baltic Sea, fire and wooden boats don’t mix it seems.

Gribshunden

Recreational divers found the wreck in the 1970s, but it wasn’t until now that Swedish marine archaeologists were able to bring it up from the seafloor. Ironically, because it kind of looks like a seaworm, the wood is so well preserved because seaworms don’t live in the brackish waters of the Baltic Sea. The wood is so well preserved because sea worms don’t like the brackish wasters of the Baltic Sea, which is kind of ironic considering it looks a bit like what you’d think a sea worm looks like. Well, the Jörmungandr anyways.

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ABC News’ The World Today has a great audio report of the situation, gotta love that accent:

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