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

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They Smelled It Before They Saw It

Once the mysterious jar was brought above the surface of the ocean, the change in pressure caused its contents to start oozing out of the lid. At that moment, everyone was hit with a pungent smell. Scientists believed they found a 340-year-old cheese.

“It’s a pretty good guess that it’s some kind of dairy product, and we think it is cheese,” archaeologist Lars Einarsson told Swedish news hub The Local.

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