Quest for NorthEast passage-Nova Zembla

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In 1871, a Norwegian seal hunter discovered a wooden hut on Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic Ocean. In it he found clothing, cooking pots, a tool chest, a clock, a flute, a cooking tripod, and several pictures.  It was the lodge of Willem Barentsz, who had passed the winter there in 1597 while seeking a northern route to China. Barentsz had died on the return journey, and the hut had stood for 270 years, awaiting rediscovery. Northeast Passage, Wooden Hut, White Sea, Utrecht, Abandoned Places, Ancient History, Paranormal, Flute, Archaeology

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In 1871, a Norwegian seal hunter discovered a wooden hut on Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic Ocean. In it he found clothing, cooking pots, a tool chest, a clock, a flute, a cooking tripod, and several...

The route to the Indies - Timeline Dutch History - Rijksstudio - Rijksmuseum Northeast Passage, Polar Night, Dutch East Indies, White Sea, Amsterdam Travel, Needful Things, Anonymous, Decorative Bells, Art History

Only 28 more nights until you can see the clock from the 'Behouden Huys' safe house on Nova Zembla again. A quick refresher: navigator Willem Barentsz was searching for a northern route to the Dutch East Indies when he got stuck in the ice. Willem and 16 others spent the winter in a house they built themselves. This clock told the time, but on 3 December 1596 it froze forever.

Inside low part of Willem Barentsz ship, during building at Harlingen, summer 2012 Northeast Passage, White Sea, Nova, Ship, Studio, Building, Summer, Pictures, Photography

Inside low part of Willem Barentsz ship, during building at Harlingen, summer 2012

Shipyard at Harlingen where Willem Barentsz ship is being rebuild, showing target size Northeast Passage, White Sea, Nova, Target, Ship, Studio, Pictures, Photography, Photos

Shipyard at Harlingen where Willem Barentsz ship is being rebuild, showing target size

size: Giclee Print: Willem Barents' Ship Among the Arctic Ice, : Northeast Passage, Arctic Ice, White Sea, Tall Ships, World History, Framed Artwork, Find Art, Giclee Print, Tapestry

Barent's 1597 expedition saw the discovery of Spitsbergen and the trapping of their ship in ice forcing a winter over. The ship is a typical carrack of the period with a large after castle and combination square and lateen rig. No special designs for arctic work are presented.

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