Reconstruction of a Vasa victim that went down with the ship on 10 Aug 1628, based on his skeletal remains found in the Vasa. The remains of at least 16 skeletons were found during excavations of the ship. None of the bodies have been able to be identified but through the study of osteology, researchers have come to probable conclusions about their appearances, etc. Crewmen, if ever, received fresh food. The result was scurvy and other deficiency diseases, and low resistance to illnesses.