Thursday, 18 April 2013

Mary Rose reveals armour piercing cannonball secret




She was first raised from her underwater resting place more than 30 years ago and has been prized as an archaeological gem, but it appears the she still has some secrets to surrender.
A Mary Rose cannon ball showing a hole in the lead coating where the iron inclusion has oxidised and left a hollow in the centre of the cannon ball
Scientists studying Henry VIII’s naval flagship, which sank 468 years ago off the south coast of England in a battle with the French, are making new discoveries about the vessel that will change our understanding of history.
New finds will be among 19,000 artefacts going on show in a new £23 million museum, built around the skeleton of the vessel, due to open later this year.

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