HUMA Maritime archaeology Gotland
DVD - Construction of a cannon replica
During the 1980's marine archaeologist on Gotland discovered an almost 5 meter long cannon i the waters north of Visby. The cannon was untouched since the disaster of the Danish-Lübeck fleet in 1566. Today, more than 400 years later, the cannon has been recovered. Within the HUMA project (Heritage Underwater Maritime Archaeology Gotland) a full scale replica of the cannon has been created.
In this film we get to see how the wooden bed for the cannon is carved out of a huge oak log and how the barrel of the cannon is put together from iron bars and rings. A heavy and timeconsuming job which was performed by black smiths and carpenters before the cast iron techniques took over in cannon making at the end of the 16th century.
The film is produced by Edumotion KB and is intended for use on museums, schools and libraries.