Divers Couldn’t Believe What Survived This 340-Year-Old Shipwreck

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Of Course, They Found Tobacco Leaves

Another discovery that illustrated daily life back then was tobacco. No matter their rank, all the men on the ship likely smoked tobacco. The archaeologists found it bundled up in barrels that did enough to preserve the leaves over many years.

The tobacco was used for both pleasure and medicinal purposes. Though tobacco was grown in Sweden as early as the 17th century, it’s more likely that the tobacco found on Kronan was imported from North America.

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