Skip to comments.Living relatives of Mary Rose crew may be identified through DNA
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 VIIIs 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 ...
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
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.
I wonder if the remains of that photo booth where they took their pictures were on board?
I found the website for The Mary Rose ^ with more pics of her and the artifacts. Would be worth a visit!
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.
That ship haunts me!
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Thanks Renfield and brityank.
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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.
I'm related to 9,000 year old Cheddar Man through my dad's mother, Mrs Smith. (Haplogroup U5a)
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