At the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have discovered an ancient ship

At the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have discovered an ancient ship

18 June 2019, 14:23
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Specialists of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration during the next dive to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico discovered an ancient ship.

During the testing of equipment for deep-water works with a remote control, scientists have identified a wooden sailing vessel. After preliminary studies, the discovery was dated to the middle of the XIX century.

According to NOAA, we are talking about a 37-meter wooden ship, the lower part of which, below the waterline, is upholstered in copper. Presumably, due to this, it is well preserved.

On the skeleton, you can even see the numbers 2109, the value of which, however, could not be established. On some details of the ship found traces of burning. The vessel could sink as a result of a fire.

According to experts, it could be a cargo or merchant ship. At the moment, it is not exactly determined to which state it belonged.
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