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Public Can View Centuries-Old Ships Uncovered in Alexandria



    Ship Remains Discovered Along Alexandria Waterfront

    Remains of centuries-old ships were recently discovered along Alexandria, Virginia's waterfront. You can stop by to see the remains from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. (Published Friday, April 13, 2018)

    The public can get a gander at three centuries-old ships recovered during a dig in Old Town Alexandria. 

    The city has arranged for a public viewing of its newest discoveries Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. The ships will be covered before and after the viewing, in order to protect the wood from exposure. 

    The three ships were uncovered last month by archaeologists working in advance of a redevelopment project on the city's waterfront. All three are believed to date back to the 18th century. 

    A similar ship was discovered nearby in 2015. 

    City officials say the ships represent one of the most archaeologically significant sites in Virginia.

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