Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dry the Mary Rose!

Mary Rose is the only 16th century worship on display in the world, and currently, it needs to be sprayed "with a waxy solution to preserve its timbers."

But scientists are looking to find a way to dry it out to preserve it.

"Researchers are now working on developing a treatment for the wood to extract compounds within it where it was in contact with iron, such as bolts or artefacts like cannons. If they can do that then it will mean the ship will not have to be continually sprayed. "

Read more here

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