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[Merged]Mary Rose: Henry VIII's favourite warship

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

Scientists have stopped spraying the 500-year-old wreck of the Mary Rose with a protective was for the first time in nearly two decades, an historic milestone in the conservation of Henry VIII's Tudor warship. Here is a factfile on the ship's history.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

Just a heads up, Still Waters, you might change that "protective was" to "protective wax". Makes much more sense then!

That aside, they've been spraying the wax on there since 1982 - holy cow!!

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:37 PM

Wow! That's pretty cool.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

Very cool.....can I just say that another  "protection wax" story is that of Saint Bernadette in Never, France. The sight will blow your mind.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:27 PM

Wasn't she a beautiful ship.  :blush:   Didn't expect ship sexiness when I clicked this, but here I am, pleasantly surprised.  :tu:

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:10 AM


More than 30 years after it was raised from the seabed - and almost 500 years since it sank - the secrets of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, are being revealed to the public - along with the faces of its crew.

Just yards from where it was first constructed from 600 oak trees near Portsmouth's naval docks in 1510, the wreck of the Tudor warship now stands on view in its new £35m home.

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