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Remains of ships sunk hundreds of years ago discovered in Utbury, Sweden


Robert Frank
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Archaeologists in Sweden have discovered the remains of small, sunken ships dating back 400 years ago, during excavations in central Gothenburg in the coastal city of Gothenburg, and in statements to the Swedish television website SVT, Dana Dalitsk, a marine archaeologist, said that this is the largest wreck site on the coast western.

Dana added: Over a year of work, many shipwrecks and boats were found, starting with the larger boats, which reached 20 meters in length as a means of transport and dated back to the 18th century, passing through the smaller utility boats, which are 4-5 in length. Meters, which is from the nineteenth century.

And marine archaeologists consider these shipwrecks to provide new details about the history of Utbury as an ancient coastal city.

The Swedish authorities also found a mass grave dating back about 100 years, containing about 50 corpses, in the western cemetery in the municipality of Furusu in Ostersund, indicating that these bodies belong to the patients of the state mental hospital, “Froso”.

According to the Swedish website Expressen, Yuel Nordkvist, head of the Conservative Party group in the municipality, said it was tragic from many directions, as these people were forgotten and did not receive a decent burial. This is a good chance to do justice to them.

And Nordqvist explained, over the years, rumors spread among the cemetery’s employees of the existence of a mass grave for patients from the old mental hospital who died during the Spanish flu epidemic, and in the spring when the Corona epidemic was compared to the Spanish disease, the rumor of the mass grave caught my attention, so I began searching in the history and confirming that an epidemic Influenza spread among nearly 600 patients in the fall of 1918, and most of those who died were buried without revealing their identity.

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