Monday, 19 August 2013

The riddle of the 400-year-old shipwreck

It was discovered by chance and hailed by archaeologists as the most significant find since the Mary Rose. But in spite of years of painstaking work, two tantalising details about the vast wooden ship lying off the Dorset coast remain elusive - its identity and how it came to its meet its end. But tomorrow, as the recovery phase ends, the biggest clue yet will come to the surface when the vessel’s 27ft, 2.4 tonne rudder, complete with Baroque carved face, is brought to the surface. Read more Link.