Elizabeth Melton Parsons

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200-Year-Old Bottle of Seltzer Found in Shipwreck

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This is amazing, check it out. I’m curious to know if it is indeed filled with wine. 🙂

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Polish archaeologists have recovered one of the world’s oldest intact bottles of mineral water from a shipwreck lying on the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

Still corked, the perfectly preserved stoneware bottle was produced between 1806 and 1830 by Selters, one of the oldest mineral waters in Europe.

The 12-inch bottle was found during archaeological work on a shipwreck lying at a depth of about 40 feet in the Gdańsk Bay not far from the Polish

Little is known about the wreck. Archaeologists called it F-33-31 or “Głazik,” meaning boulders in Polish. Indeed, its cargo of large stones suggests the vessel was probably used for transporting construction materials along the Baltic coast.

So far, the stoneware bottle is the most valuable find retrieved from the wreck.

“Probably we have found the oldest cork bottle from Selters,” Tomasz Bednarz, an underwater archaeologist of Gdańsk’s National Maritime Museum, told Discovery News.

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

2 thoughts on “200-Year-Old Bottle of Seltzer Found in Shipwreck

  1. Wow, that is so cool, Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing!

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