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360 Virtual Dive of an Icelandic Shipwreck

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Thought this was pretty interesting! A collaboration between Australian, Icelandic, and Dutch archaeologists created this 360 virtual shipwreck dive of the 17th century Dutch Fluyt Melckmeyt that sank off the coast of Iceland. The wreck is recorded in Icelandic annals: it occured while the ship was sheltering during a storm, and all the crew bar one survived. The ship was on a clandestine trading run under a false Danish flag - the Danish government, which controlled Iceland, only allowed Danish ships to trade with Iceland.


The experience is viewable on a VR headset or on your phone. Link is in the article below. Might be a cool ship for someone to build! They provide a reconstruction based on a scanned, authentic, 17th century ship model.



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