Scientists Just Discovered 500-Year-Old Sunken Warship That May Be Cursed






There’s no doubting that archaeologists and explorers serve a tremendously meaningful purpose to humanity. Without their desire to uncover history’s greatest mysteries, there’s a chance many important historical events would be forgotten forever.

When a group of Swedish archaeologists recently set off in search of a sunken warship in the Baltic Sea, they hoped to unlock some secrets that had long fascinated them.

After they finally reached the maritime vessel, however, they realized their discovery was even more meaningful than they thought…

It goes without saying that many important piece of history would be forgotten without explorers like Swedish maritime archaeologist Johan Rönnby (pictured). While Johan himself is responsible for numerous discoveries, his search for a missing ancient warship might be his greatest work yet.

The story began when a determined Johan phoned the owner of the Ocean Discovery diving company, Richard Lundgren, for help finding a vessel in the Baltic Sea. Little did Johan know that Richard, his brother Ingmar, and their colleague Fredrik Skogh had already been searching for the exact same battleship—with no results.

 

The ship that captivated them was the Makalös. Meaning “astounding or peerless,” the Makalös was a massive ship. It was 48 meters long (over 157 feet) and fully loaded with 107 guns. The men joined forces in order to find any trace of this enormous piece of history…





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