Earlier this fall I moved to a new apartment a block from the waterfront. If I stand on my fire escape and look past a parking lot, I can even see a slice of Boston harbor. Maybe the new apartment put me in a nautical mood, but when two of my friends returned from a late-summer vacation in Stockholm with an idea for a blog post about a 17th century Swedish shipwreck I jumped at the idea. It’s a story, spanning four centuries, that has everything: tragedy, underwater archaeology, perseverance, cultural heritage, 17th century Swedish politics…

Part 1: The Vasa Lost and Found

Part 2: The Vasa Resurrected

Special thanks to Jeff Ericson and Yifan Luo for the idea for this post.

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