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Vasa Museum – the world’s best preserved 17th century war-ship

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The Vasa Museum in Stockholm houses the world’s most well-preserved 17th century warship.

But as the wind caught the sails the ship started to tilt and sink into the Baltic Sea.

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And there, on the bottom of the Baltic, she stayed for 333 years before being salvaged in 1961.

The Vasa Museum houses the world’s most well-preserved warship from the 17th century.

98 percent of what you see is original material, due to lack of shipworms in our brackish waters.

As the ship sank the Vasa became more of an embarrassment and stayed under water until it was salvaged in 1961.

A great way of getting to know Swedish history when we were a great power in the 17 century.