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Nordic underwater culture heritage legislation


diving archaeologist in NorwayBasically, a sunken ship is protected if it can assumed to have sunken more than 100 years ago. Such a wreck site may (unless some exceptions) be dived on by recreational divers. But nothing may be touched.

In case of construction works on a land or underwater archaeological site, investigations must be made on the expense of the contractor.

Swedish authorities

Swedish legislation

Nordic authorities

Nordic legislation

Per Åkesson, 2003

Thanks to Pål Nymoen, Oslo, for the photo.

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