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Living relatives of Mary Rose crew may be identified through DNA
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^
| 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 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 ...
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
posted on 06/01/2013 5:15:39 PM PDT
posted on 06/01/2013 5:16:05 PM PDT
(Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
Do they get the back-pay and survivor's benefit?
Now for finding the crew of the Mary Celeste!
posted on 06/01/2013 5:38:12 PM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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.
posted on 06/01/2013 5:59:51 PM PDT
I wonder if the remains of that photo booth where they took their pictures were on board?
posted on 06/01/2013 6:34:49 PM PDT
(I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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!
posted on 06/01/2013 7:00:14 PM PDT
(The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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.
posted on 06/01/2013 9:48:57 PM PDT
(Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
posted on 06/01/2013 9:50:31 PM PDT
(12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
To: Renfield; brityank; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
posted on 06/02/2013 2:13:10 PM PDT
(Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
posted on 06/02/2013 2:18:21 PM PDT
((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Obama Denies Role in Government)
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.
posted on 06/02/2013 2:25:15 PM PDT
(cogito, ergo freepum)
"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
posted on 06/02/2013 4:50:23 PM PDT
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