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  • Researchers get to the bottom with the ship

    After 20 years of searching, divers are happy they’ve found what is thought to be the warship Mars, which went down in 1564, just off the island of Öland in the Baltic. Now it’s up to Sweden’s researchers to make the most of the history preserved at the bottom of the sea.

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