Crew on Board Henry VIII’s Mary Rose ‘To Be Identified Using DNA’ 500 Years After The Warship Sank

Posted by Jean-Yves on May 22, 2017

Scientists are to examine human remains from the Tudor warship Mary Rose with the hope of re-creating accurate skeletons of some of the crew.

The vessel, Henry VIII’s flagship, went on display last year in the newly-revamped Mary Rose museum, exactly 471 years after it perished in the Solent, just outside Portsmouth Harbour, on July 19, 1545.

A DNA expert will examine the bones from crew members to see if they can find out details about their lives and what they looked like.

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