17th Century Silk Gown Discovered by Divers in Shipwreck
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17th Century Silk Gown Discovered by Divers in Shipwreck

17th Century Silk Gown Discovered by Divers in Shipwreck

The sea certainly does have many secrets, and it is one of the unexplored areas of the universe. As a matter of fact, it is often said that we know more about the universe outside of the Earth's atmosphere than we do about the ocean that is right under our very feet. That is why it wasn't a surprise when marine archaeologists in the Netherlands made an amazing discovery in August 2014. The divers were off the coast of Texel when they made this discovery. It was a treasure trove of artifacts that dated back to the 17th century. Due to the fact that they had been preserved in sand for more than 400 years, there was hardly any damage to them. Although a number of artifacts were found, perhaps the most shocking was a golden gown woven with damask silk. It is thought that it may have belonged to a lady in waiting in the court of King Charles I. This is due to the fact that several other belongings found in the same area bore the official emblem of the King.

Currently, the artifacts are on exhibit at the Kaap Skil Museum but they are due to be transported to another area to be examined further.
In 2014, marine archaeologists made an amazing discovery in the Netherlands. They were artifacts that dated back to the 17th century. They were from the ship that sunk nearly 400 years ago to the bottom of the sea.
There were many long long lost items that were found, including this gorgeous gown of woven damask silk. They also found antique textiles and other possessions, including an embroidered purse, a lice comb, a perfume ball, a leather bound book and stockings.
This is considered to be one of the most significant findings in maritime history in Europe. Everything is still an incredible shape because they were protected in sand for over 400 years.
The silk gown is thought to be for everyday wear. It is similar to the dresses seen in the paintings from the late Elizabethan era. It has a bodice, loosefitting sleeves, an upright collar, pleated skirt and sleeve caps. The dress and other possessions likely belonged to a woman in a wealthy upper class.
Some sources believe that the dress belonged to the Scottish Jean Ker, the Countess of Roxburghe. She was appointed at one time as a governess and King Charles I household. She may also have accompanied Queen Henrietta Maria on her travels.
Many of the emblems found had the emblem of King Charles I.

These artifacts have been carefully examined. A number of interesting items have been identified, including a silver vessel, a red pouch, a lice comb made from a cow horn and perfume balls.
It is agreed that the textiles found in the shipwreck are among some of the most fascinating in the world. It gives us an incredible glimpse into that era.
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