Oldest shipwreck ever found [United Kingdom]
Last updated: October 1, 2017 at 14:27 pm
A 3,000-year-old Bronze Age trading vessel was discovered by the South West Maritime Archaeological Group (SWMAG) off the coast of Devon (England) in February 2009. The boat carrying tin and copper ingots from the continent sank around 900 BC in a bay near Salcombe. The wreck lies at a depth of only 10 m (33 ft.). Close to 300 artefacts were recovered, including 259 copper ingots, 27 tin ingots, a bronze leaf sword, and three gold wrist torcs (bracelets).
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