Day 40 – The Vasa museum

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    Day 40- The Vasa museum

    We slept in a bit and then made our way to the Vasa museum. The Vasa was a 17th century warship commissioned by the Swedish crown. A majestic ship, designed to intimidate Sweden’s enemies, (the Polish) she capsized and was lost less than 1km from where she was built. The brackish water of the Baltic combined with mud covered her for 333 years until she was rediscovered and salvaged. After extensive restoration efforts she was put on display in a museum built to house her. The ship survived incredibly well; over 95 percent of the wood of the ship survived. Besides housing the ship, the museum also had other artifacts on display which were salvaged from the ship wreck. It was pretty awesome. In the evening, we made Swedish meatballs and spinach pasta for dinner.

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