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Archaeologists find 337-year-old Dutch warship off Tobago

United States underwater archae­ologists say they have discovered a lost Dutch warship that sank 337 years ago off Tobago.The team led by Dr Kroum Batchvarov of the University of Connecticut, after years of searching, has identified the remains of what may be the Huis te Kruiningen, the largest Dutch ship involved in a 1677 battle that influenced the course of history in the Caribbean.The Rockley Bay Research Project RBRP is a joint initiative of the University of Connecticut and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M, with the participation of the Lampeter Dendrochonological Laboratory of Prof Nigel Nayling from the University of Wales Trinity St David, working in cooperation with the Tobago House of Assembly THA and Tobago Ministry of Touris­m.Dr Batchvarov made it clear all of the discoveries of artefacts remain the property of Trinidad and Tobag­o.

via Archaeologists find 337-year-old Dutch warship off Tobago | Trinidad Express Newspaper | News.


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This entry was posted on November 8, 2014 by in Archaeology.


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