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Saturday, 2 June 2012

17th century shipwreck found

Amateur divers have discovered a sunken ship they believe is a Swedish royal navy vessel that went down off Stockholm in 1660 with a cargo of gold and jewels, they said Thursday.

The divers said they had not found the Resande Man's precious cargo, which the ship was carrying to Poland as a gift from the Swedish government when it sank in the Baltic Sea in November 1660.

"Obviously, we were hoping to discover it," one of the divers, photographer Peter Jademyr, said. But he said the team of five divers still hoped to find the treasure.

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