X-ray probe to save Mary Rose cannonballs

X-ray probe to save Mary Rose cannonballs
 

Researchers are using powerful X-rays to look inside cannonballs found on the famous Tudor ship, the Mary Rose.
They are trying to find a way of preserving the shot, which will corrode if it is put on display.
There are 1,200 of the cannonballs, found on Henry VIII's flagship, currently stored in low humidity containers away from public gaze.
The aim, according to Dr Eleanor Schofield, is to preserve them for generations to come.
"We have a lot of cannonballs in storage. If we could understand the process better we could develop new treatments and they could potentially have a longer... read more

 
9 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 51
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