The race to preserve the oven bricks of the Tudor warship the Mary Rose

MiddenMonster

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This is actually some fairly dry reading. But if you are into conserving all things found underwater there's a good chance you will enjoy this. I was a bit surprised that the wood from the Mary Rose seems to be holding up better than the bricks. I figured that they would last at least as long as Roman concrete has. I was also surprised at how many bricks made up the oven. They have more than 3,000, and they may not be all of them. You figure even at 1lb. each that's a ton and a half of bricks right there. Add on the weight of the cannon, shot, powder crew and all the supplies needed to keep them alive and that really is a lot of weight for a ship that really isn't all that big.

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