Sweden unearths one of the oldest cannons found in Europe

Published date17 September 2023
Led by maritime archaeologist Staffan von Arbin, the discovery was made in the sea off Marstrand on the west coast of Sweden when a diver found it at a depth of 20 meters underwater. The research was published in the journal The Mariner's Mirror

Researchers estimate that the naval artillery dates back to the 1300s, which is significant as they state that their findings will provide new information on artillery manufacturing of that time period, whether it be on land or at sea.

Analysis of the object

The item in question that was recovered is described by the university's website as a "small muzzle-loading cast copper-alloy cannon," and it's believed that its origins are tied to a shipwreck.


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