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"On the bottom of the Baltic Sea lies much of the world’s greatest cultural heritage. It is time to bring these wrecks and finds to the surface in a new museum. With Vrak – Museum of Wrecks, we want to let visitors dive deep into the secrets of the Baltic Sea!"

Leif Grundberg, Director General, Swedish National Maritime and Transport Museums

Published: 8 februari 2021

Fishing on wrecks a risk

Bottom trawling poses a huge risk to shipwrecks and other remains. A new report shows that more than 600 known ancient and cultural heritage remains are in danger. But now, fishermen, recreational divers, and maritime and fishing tour operators will be getting information about our unique cultural heritage.

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Published: 25 januari 2021

Looting gets international attention

Shipwreck looting in the Baltic Sea is now receiving international attention. The news agency AFP has made a film, Swedish archaeologists take to the waves to protect Baltic wrecks, hat has been broadcast in several European countries. The film also tells us that Vrak – Museum of Wrecks has joined forces with several major government agencies to prevent the wrecks from being damaged and emptied of their contents.

See the film from AFP (external link)

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Published: 22 januari 2021

New report about present finds from Gribshunden

A report that describes the new finds and discoveries made during an excavation of the wreck Gribshunden in 2019 is now releasing. The wreck has lain on the bottom of the Baltic Sea for more than 500 years, providing researchers with the first opportunity to study the construction of 15th-century ships.

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Published: 15 december 2020

A 3D puzzle for groundwater

How does groundwater flow into the Baltic Sea? Stockholm University and the museum’s maritime archaeologists are teaming up to study this question. Using 3D photography and other measurement equipment, they are trying to get a picture of how fresh water – and even dangerous substances – can seep into the sea.


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