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    ST. PETERSBURG, April 5, 2004. (RIA Novosti) - The exhibition "Mysteries of the Seabed" will open in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. It will feature the recent finds of the Baltic Memory undersea archeological expedition.

    Such exhibitions are traditional and give an account of our work, expedition chief Konstantin Shopotov told RIA Novosti.

    In particular, the exposition features a granite block found on a sunken Russian sailing ship, wooden mounts from the Swedish ships Louisa Ulrica and Ertrus and a missile.

    The Baltic Memory society is involved in archeological works for over 10 years already. More than 20 undersea archeological relics were found and examined in this period of time. They were used to establish Russia's only undersea archeological museum.

    In 2004 the Baltic Memory is to launch its expedition in June. It will continue the research of the Ertrus, the only galley, which sank during the Vyborg sea battle on June 22, 1790. In addition, the expedition will search for other ships.

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