Old ship discovery – level 2

28-10-2022 15:00

Swedish archaeologists found a shipwreck of a 17th century ship. The name of the ship was Applet, and it was a sister ship of the warship Vasa.

Workers built Vasa in 1628, and unfortunately, it sank on its first journey near Stockholm after it sailed only 900 meters. The ship is 69 meters long and it is the world’s best preserved ship from the 17th century. The same shipbuilder of Vasa also built Applet in 1629.

When divers found the shipwreck, they hoped that it was Applet. A part of the ship sank to the bottom, but the main body remained. Archaeologists decided to leave Applet in the sea because removal was too difficult.

Difficult words: archaeologist (a person who studies very old things), shipwreck (a ship which sinks at sea), preserved (when something looks the same as it looked a long time ago).

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