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"Vasa Museum" Vasa Museum Tip by magor65

Vasa Museum, Stockholm: 133 reviews and 205 photos

  decorative details from the Vasa ship
by magor65

Taking into consideration the whole scandal connected with the Vasa sinking it is hard to understand why for 333 years the ship was lying forgotten at the bottom of the sea. Only in the 20th century the sea archeologist Anders Franzen decided to find the wreck. After many years of looking for it, finally, in 1956 he managed to get out of the sea some pieces of oak wood which led him to the ship. The Vasa was raised from the sea in 1961. Surprisingly, the wood was preserved in very good shape, so it was possible to reconstruct the ship in 95%. In comparison, the iron tools and pots to a large degree have been eaten away by rust. Luckily, the wood has stood the test of time.

Directions: Djurgarden
Phone: +46 8 519 548 00

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 14, 2004
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