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Living relatives of Mary Rose crew may be identified through DNA
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-30-2013 | Richard Gray

Posted on 06/01/2013 5:15:39 PM PDT by Renfield

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.

It comes as a new £23 million museum built around the preserved remains of the ship, is due to open on Friday....

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: archaeology; britain; dna; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; henryviii; kinghenryviii; maryrose; unitedkingdom

Facial reconstructions of eight members of the crew based on forensic science examinations. Top row from left: Bosun, Carpenter, Cook, Master Gunner. Bottom: Ologies Archer, Purser, Royal Archer and Stranger Gentleman Photo: Oscar Nilsson Facial/PA

1 posted on 06/01/2013 5:15:39 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 06/01/2013 5:16:05 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield
Do they get the back-pay and survivor's benefit?

/johnny

3 posted on 06/01/2013 5:22:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Renfield
Now for finding the crew of the Mary Celeste!
4 posted on 06/01/2013 5:38:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Renfield

Fascinating...


5 posted on 06/01/2013 5:56:38 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Renfield

Very cool. When they first began earnestly recovering artifacts from the ship I had the opportunity to see a number of them. Without a doubt the most interesting pieces were the crewmen’s personal effects.


6 posted on 06/01/2013 5:59:51 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Renfield

I wonder if the remains of that photo booth where they took their pictures were on board?


7 posted on 06/01/2013 6:34:49 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Renfield; SunkenCiv
Thanks. Nice find.

I found the website for The Mary Rose ^ with more pics of her and the artifacts. Would be worth a visit!

8 posted on 06/01/2013 7:00:14 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Renfield

I would like it to be proven that one of the guys was my great-great-great....grandfather so that I could claim one of the longbows that was found on the Mary Rose. My traditional bowhunting buddies would turn 500 shades of green with envy.


9 posted on 06/01/2013 9:48:57 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: BenLurkin

That ship haunts me!


10 posted on 06/01/2013 9:50:31 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Renfield; brityank; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield and brityank.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


11 posted on 06/02/2013 2:13:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BenLurkin

or, the carol a deering


12 posted on 06/02/2013 2:18:21 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Obama Denies Role in Government)
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To: brityank
Would be worth a visit!

Definitely! We saw it 20+ years ago when it was in a large dark warehouse. It was constantly being sprayed with water to keep it from drying out which made for a really humid atmosphere. The pictures make it look like you can get much closer now.

13 posted on 06/02/2013 2:25:15 PM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: CommerceComet
"I would like it to be proven that one of the guys was my great-great-great....grandfather so that I could claim one of the longbows that was found on the Mary Rose. My traditional bowhunting buddies would turn 500 shades of green with envy."

I'm related to 9,000 year old Cheddar Man through my dad's mother, Mrs Smith. (Haplogroup U5a)

Cheddar Man DNA

14 posted on 06/02/2013 4:50:23 PM PDT by blam
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Preserving the Mary Rose
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3138475/posts


15 posted on 03/06/2016 6:02:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Here's to the day the forensics people scrape what's left of Putin off the ceiling of his limo.)
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16 posted on 03/06/2016 6:02:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Here's to the day the forensics people scrape what's left of Putin off the ceiling of his limo.)
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