Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Medieval Ship will not be excavated in Estonia

Remnants of a relatively well-preserved 13-century ship discovered under a Tallinn warehouse will remain unresearched for the time being due to a lack of funds.

A recent radiocarbon dating of excavated wooden details conducted by the Tallinn University of Technology put the ship's construction date between 1210 and 1280. There is now reason to believe that the ship, discovered in the fall of 2009 by builders pouring concrete below Lootsi street near the Old City Harbor's D-terminal, is the best-preserved late medieval era ship discovered in Estonia so far.

Click here to read this article from Estonian Public Broadcasting