Gallery: Medieval objects found in Tallinn building site ships

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    A medieval cooking and serving pot. (Maili Roio/ Muinsuskaitseamet)

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    A mortar that was found during the excavation of three ships in Kadriorg. (Maili Roio/ Muinsuskaitseamet)

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    Several barrels, including this one, were found in the hold of the ships. (Maili Roio/ Muinsuskaitseamet)

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    A wreck, weighing about 5 tonnes, being removed from the Tivoli site. (Maili Roio/ Muinsuskaitseamet)

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    Medieval weapons and household objects have been found by archaeologists. (Maili Roio/ Muinsuskaitseamet)

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    The 'Viljo' wreck seen from above. (Maili Roio/ Muinsuskaitseamet)

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    A wreck ready to be lifted out of the construction site. (Maili Roio/ Muinsuskaitseamet)

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    Part of the 'Pete' shipwreck being excavated. Foto: Maili Roio/ Muinsuskaitseamet

7/22/2015 3:52 PM
Category: Multimedia

Cooking pots, barrels and clothes have been pulled from the wreckage of three medieval ships uncovered in a Tallinn building site.

 

The well preserved cogs were discovered by developers Metro Capital and construction company Nordecon last month as they started work to create luxury apartments in the Kadriorg district of the capital. The area used to be a harbor, but was filled-in in the 1930s.

Over the past couple of weeks the vessels have been excavated and removed from the site allowing building work to continue. Archaeologists have also uncovered clothes, cooking utensils and metal, wood, birch bark, leather, carpet, clay and stone used for everyday items.

The cogs which date from the 14th to the 17th century were buried beneath four meters of soil and are the first of their kind to be found in Estonia.

H. Wright

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