New Paper On The Wreck Of The Rikswasa

A few years ago I did some fieldwork at Djurhamn, a peripheral naval harbour of the 15th through the 17th centuries (and blogged much about it: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H, and published a paper on it in an anthology). Now maritime archaeologist Jonas Wiklund has published a paper on the sad fate of the Rikswasa, a nearby shipwreck that was salvaged by a diving firm and made into coffee-table ornaments in the 1960s with permission from the National Maritime Museum. Jonas has kindly allowed me to make his paper (in Swedish) available here on Aard.

Wiklund, J. 2013. Rikswasa -- från örlogsskepp till askfat. Marinarkeologisk tidskrift 2013:1. Stockholm.

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I have one piece from Rikswasa - given to me as present on some birthday, because I like old things. The piece is a thin, little plank. Obvioulsy taken from a bigger piece. Sad.

By Roger Wikell (not verified) on 23 May 2013 #permalink