Mary Rose crew remains to undergo DNA analysis

Published on June 4th, 2013 | by Admin

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Researchers are hoping to uncover the identities of some of the skeletal remains found on board the sunken Mary Rose.

Scientists have begun work to extract DNA from the bones that were found on board the Tudor warship when it was raised from the bottom of The Solent 30 years ago.

They hope to use the genetic information to identify the men who perished on the vessel when it sank and perhaps even trace their living relatives.

It comes as a new £23 million museum built around the preserved remains of the ship, is due to open on Friday.

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Story: Richard Gray, Telegraph | Photo: Oscar Nilsson, Facial/PA

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