PEOPLE who drowned on a 300-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Britain have been revealed after being pulled up.
Coins and hoards are among the 2,500 artifacts recovered from the 18th century wreck. Dutch ship, Rooswijk.
It sank in depth on January 9, 1740, while setting sail Jakarta from the Netherlands as soon as the fraudulent tour began.
A ship belonging to the Dutch East India Company was lost in a storm and was blown over by a fierce wind when it hit the ground. Goodwin Sands – 10 miles of sand from Deal town.
Rooswijk was crushed by the force of the sea and crushed when it became trapped in the sand, before sinking to the bottom of the sea. Kent the sea.
It took 237 people along with a treasure trove of silver, silver and silver. historyl drawings.
But almost three hundred years after the disaster, the spoils that were destroyed at Rooswijk were saved by. archaeologists.
Although the remains of the rust were first discovered 85ft underground in 2004, experts began exploring the site six years ago.
And their hard work has paid off, as the team has now recovered thousands of pieces of sunken swag.
Rooswijk was full of wealth when it started its journey at the distance of A white man royal trade.
A total of 100 detailed shells were pulled to the surface after divers lifted one of the five chests they were trapped in.
Conservationists painstakingly removed the 280-year-old artifact using state-of-the-art equipment, revealing a number of complex artifacts.
However, these ships had no shields, which left the boxes scratching their heads as to where the rest of the ship was hidden.
It is unclear whether the handles are in another chest waiting to be removed or if the intention was to complete the swords later.
The purpose of keeping the sabers is also a mystery, because it is not known if they were to be sold or given to the soldiers.
Only one interesting chest has been opened so far, but experts hope that the rest may include more hidden treasures.
The chests were examined after removal of concretion and rust, and the same process was completed on the swords – each was treated 100 times.
Dutch and British divers also found 1,846 silver coins lost between 2017 and 2018.
He raced against the clock to get the swag as experts warned that Rooswijk’s accident could be at risk due to its position on the Goodwin Sands.
After clearing the ocean debris for years, he also found many interesting things written in the coins.
Coins, of the Dutch East India Company used in trade, were found bearing the letter M, indicating that they were minted in Mexico City.
But there were also “secret” money stashes lurking in the depths, allegedly belonging to crew members who wanted to profit from the never-ending voyage.
Through small excavations in the lab, we now know more about the ship, its occupants and their trade.
Experts believe that half of the silver in Rooswijk was illegal.
Money laundering was prohibited by the company, but it was common during this time.
Some of the coins had holes they made on purpose – suggesting that the crew had sewn them into their clothes to smuggle them to the Dutch East Indies.
Other items that have survived the deep that have been kept for safekeeping include knife handles, trash and nit nests.
Martijn Manders, project manager at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, said: “The ruins of Rooswijk are 25 meters high in a very strong environment.
“It takes a lot of effort to dig up a shipwreck in these conditions.
“However, protecting nature is equally difficult.
“Through small excavations in the lab, we now know a lot about the ship, its people and their trade.
“I’m glad the interesting things and stories they see are now ready to be shown to the world.”
Historic England’s Research Facility in Portsmouth it has been the basis for the recovery of sunken spoils.
They have worked in cooperation with the Dutch Government as they dive into the damaged shelters, as they have the ruins of Rooswijk.
Angela Middleton, Senior Archaeological Conservator at Historic England said: “It has been fascinating to gradually uncover many secrets hidden for centuries within the material found at the ruins of Rooswijk.”
A hoard of swords and coins will take pride of place at this year’s Archeology Festival, which aims to get children interested in history and the past.
The festival begins on July 18 at Calke Abbey Derbyshire and will last until July 23.
Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England added: “As the tide of coastal development increases, it is vital that we document and restore, where possible, the maritime heritage of the past.
“That way we won’t lose the stories that are built into these amazing paintings.”