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Posted on Feb 6, 2005 in Stuff We Like

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Near the entrance to the Dockyard lies the Mary Rose Museum. Whilst the main bulk of the vessel is treated in its special hangar, other artefacts from the place where she sunk are on display for all to see.

Mary Rose.

This model display shows how the remains lay on the sea bed.

Mary Rose.

Here we see a model replica of the special frame used to lift the hull from the sea bed.

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Mary Rose.

This is a full-size replica of part of the hull as it would be seen from outside the vessel.

Mary Rose.

The same section from "inside".

Mary Rose.

This is one of the enormous bronze cannons lifted from the wreck before it was brought ashore.

Mary Rose.

Here are more of the cannon along with other artefacts that survived.

Mary Rose.

Notice the exquisite decoration on the bronzework.

Mary Rose.

Finally, replica armour as would have been worn by the ship’s company.

Mary Rose.

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