According to the University of Gothenburg’s international research team, one of Europe’s oldest naval cannons have been found in Sweden.
The cannon in question is described as a “small muzzle-loading cast copper-alloy cannon” that was found via a shipwreck.
Maritime archaeologist Staffan von Arbin led the discovery which took place in the sea off the west coast of Sweden at a depth of 20 meters.
It was estimated by researchers that the cannon dates back to the 1300s.
The cannon was not transported by cargo because it still had parts of a charge left in its powder chamber.