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June 2008 – Mary Rose June 28, 2008

Posted by Anne in Uncategorized.

It was a beautiful sunny day when we set off for the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to see the Mary Rose, the historic artifacts that have been recovered from the vessel and visit the Historic Dockyard at Portsmouth.

Scientists are not only working on the preservation of the timbers from the Mary Rose itself but also these artifacts and regularly visit Diamond to check on the status of their work.  Since raising the vessel to the surface the oxidisation of the pyrites found in the fixings on the vessel and in many of the artifacts such as buckets or barrels, has caused acid which has adversly affected the timbers. In order to protect the wood from further deterioration, the team attempt to remove the pyrites before they turn to acid and the ship is continually sprayed to replace water.

Inspirational images taken at the Dockyard. Many thanks to Mark Jones and his team for their hospitality and assistance.



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