[Watch] A 750-Year-Old Medieval Shipwreck Was Discovered


Off the southern coast of England, the “Mortar Wreck,” a mediaeval shipwreck, was discovered. Scientists may examine the ship’s timbers and establish that it was built in the thirteenth century as reported by Marine Insight.

Artefacts discovered

The ship’s hull is apparently evident in the oldest known wreck, which dates back 750 years. Some of the artefacts in the debris are flawless, according to Tom Cousins, a maritime archaeologist at Bournemouth University, and appear to have been carved just yesterday.

When King Henry III was in authority, it last saw land.

The mortar-like grinding bowls that were discovered in the wreckage of the ship gave rise to the term “Mortar Wreck.” What else the team could see in the wreck was described by Tom Cousins. He made a reference to a cauldron and said that it might have been used to prepare a soup with chunks of fish and meat, as well as for their daily postage. With the smaller one’s rather lengthy handle, one could put out the fire and get hot water after a chilly night. In a mediaeval book, he had once seen a drawing of one of these, cooking on the back of a whale.

The “most stunning” finds, according to Cousins, were the grey slabs with two different designs, though.

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Source: Marine Insight



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