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-Significant Find on “Mary Rose” 2003-08-17

Posted by clype in Discovery, Humanities.
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Marine archaeologists are to reveal details of a 'significant find' on the wreck of the Tudor warship 'The Mary Rose'.

Divers have been at the site for a month looking for more pieces of the ship, which was raised in 1982 after 437 years under the sea off Portsmouth.

The work, which is the first extensive study of the site since the main part of the hull was raised, has been prompted by possible plans to dredge the approaches to Portsmouth harbour.

The wreck site is in the way of the proposals to deepen the channels to the naval base so it can be used for the navy's bigger aircraft carriers. 'The Mary Rose Trust' and 'The Ministry of Defence' are holding a joint press conference on board the dive vessel 'Terschelling' above the wreck site on Monday morning to announce what they have found. 'The Mary Rose' was the pride of Henry-8E's navy when she sank in 1545.

Historians believe she probably went to the bottom of the Solent because she was overloaded.

"Experts to reveal 'significant' Mary Rose find", Ananova 2003-08-17 Su 10:35

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