|Mary Rose, by David Meagher|
Another great story from The Economist
It is all in the name of science, of course. The heavily silted conditions of the seabed protected a significant portion of the ship and its contents from the ravages of the sea. An astonishing array of objects was beautifully preserved; visitors to the museum can even sniff 16th-century rope. But the human remains amounted to scattered piles of bones (and the canine remnants, too; it took until November 2014 to discover that the ship's dog Hatch was a he, not a she). Archaeologists of the Mary Rose Trust cannot even match the bones to come up with a solid figure of just how many people were left on the wreck.