Archeologists find late 1500s shipwreck

May 21, 2007

Archeologists in Britain have revealed the findings from a shipwrecked Tudor warship believed to have sunk around the year 1592.

The English ship was found in the reef-filled waters off the coast of the Channel Island of Alderney, the Sunday Times reported. This latest find is the most complete wreck of a Tudor-era warship since the excavation of the Mary Rose 25 years ago.

Archeologists told the Times the vessel was used to store weapons to fight the Spaniards. Among the artifacts found so far are six cannons, muskets, swords and grenades designed to spray enemies with flaming tar. Excavation organizers said they believe they have only found about 5 percent of the weapons that the ship carried.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: Egypt archaeologists find ancient writer's tomb

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Fabulous figurines reveal secrets of ancient Africa

Oct 23, 2013

(Phys.org) —Secrets of sixty remarkable clay figurines - up to 1,400-years-old and excavated by archaeologists from The Universities of Ghana and Manchester, and the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB)– are to be ...

Final excavations underway at Ham Hill

Sep 02, 2013

Archaeologists from the Universities of Cambridge and Cardiff are currently undertaking their third, and final, round of excavations at Ham Hill, Britain's biggest Iron-Age hill fort.

Recommended for you

Egypt archaeologists find ancient writer's tomb

13 hours ago

Egypt's minister of antiquities says a team of Spanish archaeologists has discovered two tombs in the southern part of the country, one of them belonging to a writer and containing a trove of artifacts including reed pens ...

Crowd-sourcing Britain's Bronze Age

Apr 17, 2014

A new joint project by the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking online contributions from members of the public to enhance a major British Bronze Age archive and artefact collection.

Roman dig 'transforms understanding' of ancient port

Apr 17, 2014

(Phys.org) —Researchers from the universities of Cambridge and Southampton have discovered a new section of the boundary wall of the ancient Roman port of Ostia, proving the city was much larger than previously ...

User comments : 0

More news stories

Egypt archaeologists find ancient writer's tomb

Egypt's minister of antiquities says a team of Spanish archaeologists has discovered two tombs in the southern part of the country, one of them belonging to a writer and containing a trove of artifacts including reed pens ...

UAE reports 12 new cases of MERS

Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates have announced 12 new cases of infection by the MERS coronavirus, but insisted the patients would be cured within two weeks.