Sunday, 2 June 2013

Living relatives of Mary Rose crew may be identified through DNA


Human remains found on board the Mary Rose are starting to reveal their secrets after nearly 500 years on the sea bed.

Relatives of Mary Rose crew may be identified through DNA

They spent nearly 500 years in a watery grave with no record of who they were, but now the crew of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s ill fated flagship, could finally be identified.
Scientists have begun work to extract DNA from the bones that were found on board the Tudor warship when it was raised from the bottom of The Solent 30 years ago.
They hope to use the genetic information to identify the men who perished on the vessel when it sank and perhaps even trace their living relatives.
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