Scientists solve the mystery of the shipwreck under the World Trade Center: Analysis of tree rings finds ship was built in 1773 in Philadephia

July 29, 2014 6:03 PM

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Four years ago this month, archeologists monitoring the excavation of the former World Trade Center site uncovered a surprise - part of an ancient sailing ship.

At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today's street level, in a pit that is now an underground security and parking complex, work was forced to stop as excavators uncovered the ancient ship.

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