Posts tagged as boat

An item of collection of the National History Museum of Latvia suprises

Monday, November 18, 2019

Carbon dating of an item in the collection of the National History Museum of Latvia has thrown up a surprise with a small boat recovered from a swamp turning out to be far more ancient than initially thought, reported Latvian Radio November 18. Along with some mammoth teeth which were being sent to Poland for analysis to determine their age, archaeologists sent a fragment of a small sacred wooden boat found in the…

Tragic boat collision in Budapest takes tourist lives

Thursday, May 30, 2019

In the Hungarian capital Budapest, a riverboat used for tourism turned over with 34 people on board, taking the lives of at least seven people. Hungarian news portal Daily News Hungary reports that the accident took place late on Wednesday, May 30, when the boat called Hableány (in English: ‘Mermaid’) went under water after being hit by another tourist vessel. At the time of the collision, the boat was moored…