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Remnants of 18th Century Ship Uncovered on Virginia Construction Site

At a construction site in the port city of Alexandria, Virginia, close to Washington, archeologists are carefully digging out by hand an 18th century ship. The find was discovered in December as excavation began for a new hotel. Three-D scanning imagery has indicated that the underground vessel was about 15 meters long, but that may only be one-third of its actual length when it was at sea. Calling the discovery “an extremely significant find,” Alexandria’s city archeologist, Francine...

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