Iceman De- and Refrosted
September 25, 2000 5:36 PM   Subscribe

Iceman De- and Refrosted
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posted by tamim (2 comments total)
This kind of thing is more common than you might think. A good example is underwater archeology; often they find things, bring them to the surface for study, then return them to the water. This is particularly common with large wooden objects; if they dry out, they rot and the wood falls apart and the object is destroyed. Often the wood has been preserved underwater for hundreds or even thousands of years, but would be destroyed in a year or two on the surface.

posted by Steven Den Beste at 5:58 PM on September 25, 2000

Yup. The Swedes brought up the Gustav Vasa in what, 1960? and they spend the next 35 years carefully drying it in a controlled environment.
posted by dhartung at 8:47 AM on September 26, 2000

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