Page last updated at 12:08 GMT, Wednesday, 30 September 2009 13:08 UK
Unlocking medieval ship's secrets
Restoration work on Newport ship
The timbers are painstakingly cleaned and examined for artefacts

Residents of Newport are invited to follow the progress of archaeologists slowly uncovering the hidden history of the city's medieval ship.

The 15th Century vessel was found in the River Usk in June 2002 during construction of the Riverfront Theatre.

The ship was excavated and lifted from the ground timber by timber, and all 1700 timbers are now being cleaned and recorded by a team of specialists.

An open day takes place at the Maesglas Industrial Estate on 24 October.

Neil Stevenson and Kathryn Price from the project team gave an update on progress to Jamie Owen and Louise Elliott on BBC Radio Wales.

They were accompanied by volunteers Zoe Preece, 17, and Eric Channing, who's nearly 70.

The ongoing discovery of objects including coins, a fishing weight and animal bones are giving experts clues as to where the ship came from and the lifestyles of those on board.

Medieval ship restoration on show
05 Oct 08 |  South east
Lucky coin found in medieval ship
06 Feb 06 |  Wales
Medieval ship: conservation plans
16 Jun 03 |  South east



Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific