[MR] History Blog: Oldest Compass in Europe Found

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 25 04:32:17 PST 2023

Noble Friends,

Today's History Blog story is about Europe's oldest dry compass still in
working order. It does not look complete in the article's photo, but hey!,
that's what the article claims.

In any case, the compass was on a buried ship beneath a street in Tallinn,
Estonia in 2022. No date is mentioned for the ship, but it is clearly a
cog, the most common type of European merchant ship throughout most of the
later middle ages. The ship was excavated, is being displayed while under
conservation in a purpose-built museum.

The ship has also yielded medieval shoes, tools and other artifacts, as
well as a couple of rats.

The story is found at https://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/68863 .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆
Continuing a quest to keep Merry Rose relevant and in business.

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