A cabinet

One of the first objects recovered from Kronan was a cabinet. It was found in the stern section of the wreck, where the officers had their quarters.It is 42 cm long, 29 cm high and has nine drawers. Before excavating the contents it was first x-rayed. With the help of the x-ray items were seen inside the chest allowing it to be excavated methodically in the lab.

The cabinet once excavated revealed no less than 54 items including navigational instruments, a seal, an ink-well, a pipe cleaner, coins, a pen etc. Most of Kronans crew were from the lower classes and would not have had such expensive items in their chests. Possibly, it belonged to one of the officers onboard the ship.


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