16th century wreck is found in park in Sweden.
The 30 meter long ship was first discovered by the archaeological company Arkeologikonsult.
According to analyses, the ship would be dated 1590, just after the Spanish Navy failed to conquer the United Kingdom. Furthermore, based on the dates of the wood, the ship would have been built in the province of Halsingland.
Much of Stockholm was submerged for a long time and was not drained until the mid-18th century. The ship had been abandoned on the coast, with debris from the area.
"We found everything from coins and tubes to ceramics and glass, as well as a small clay ball, possibly thrown by a child who played in the wreckage during the early 16th century," archaeologist Philip Tomenar said in a statement.
The vessel is a unique example of a hybrid ship between ancient and modern shipbuilding. Plus, it's a link between the larger warships and the ones we're not used to, so it's "something really exciting," says Jim Hansson, underwater archaeologist at the VRAK, the Museum of Shipwrecks.
The ship was built with pine and is approximately 30 meters long. The vessel, known as the Samson, was commissioned by Duke Karl in 1598, however, the vessel disappeared in 1607.