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message 1: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Moorhouse An eight-hundred-year-old Chinese vessel has just been raised from the seabed.

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message 2: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melissaharl) | 21 comments Wow- that's good to learn about. Makes me think of the Mary Rose in Portsmouth.

Did I miss something, or did the BBC clip not show the ship itself?

message 3: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Moorhouse I don't usually watch video on the internet, because it takes forever to dload on dialup (yes, I live in the Stone Age!). But I had a look, and no, it seems all you can see is the cage. Mind you, when the Mary Rose was raised, I don't remember seeing much beyond the cage then either. It was a dramatic moment when part of it collapsed, though--live on tv!

message 4: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Moorhouse We've seen the Mary Rose at Portsmouth a couple of times, but the conditions for photography are lousy. It's necessary for them to keep the ship in near darkness as part of the preservation process, and no flash photography is allowed.

My husband took this photo, which is about the best that can be done:

message 5: by Monissa, Deck Hand (new)

Monissa | 87 comments Mod

That is hardly worth taking a photo of :(

message 6: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Moorhouse It's slightly better than nothing.

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