Secrets of an old wooden
ship (possibly Safavid), which
surfaced after a storm some 30 days ago on the local
beach in Behshahr in northern Iran, will be known once
needed facilities are provided by relevant bodies.
As so far no specific examination has been carried out
on the find, it is not yet possible to determine its
exact use and date of construction, but some experts
believe the ship’s appearance grounded on the beach
indicates that it dates back to at least more than one
hundred years ago.
Some 30 days ago, after a storm in the Behshahr coast,
parts of a wooden ship with light colors came into
sight. Right now 12 meters of its seemingly 30-meter
length and 30 to 50 centimeters of its height are
visible, encouraging many of the area’s residents to
pay a visit to the site.
According to head of the Cultural Heritage Department of
Mazandaran, Soheila Rajai, dragging the old wooden ship
out of the sands necessitates the cooperation of various
organizations. By carrying out research and studies on
the old ship, experts can most probably answer lots of
questions and unknown facts about the discovery.