'Viking ship' discovered in Sweden's largest lake
A team of 50 divers from the Swedish coastguard happened upon the 20-metre long wreck by chance on Wednesday afternoon.
A few Viking boats have previously been discovered in Sweden, but earlier finds were made on dry land, Peterson explained.
One of the ship's ribs was discovered protruding from the bottom of the lake, while the rest of the boat was filled with a one metre-thick layer of sediment.
A wood sample from the ship, as well as iron samples from a spear and a sword found with the vessel, are to undergo expert analysis over the coming weeks.
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