Newport Ship: Medieval vessel is ‘world’s largest 3D puzzle’

With almost 2,500 pieces, measuring 30 metres and weighing 25 tonnes, it has been called the world’s largest 3D puzzle.

Archaeologists can now, after 20 years of painstaking restoration, start to reassemble the wreck of a 15th Century ship found in a south Wales riverbank.

Experts believe the medieval vessel is as significant a find as the Mary Rose – and it is a century older.

This is what builders uncovered in 2002 when constructing a new theatre in Newport

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