What’s it all about?

The website you're viewing has evolved from a collaboration between Swansea University, Mary Rose Trust and Oxford University. It has two sections, one public and one for scientific research. Currently, only researchers working in the field of bone science (osteologists, forensic anthropologists, bone biologists and the like!) will have access to the research sections, however, we hope that in time this section will also be open for public viewing. The research section is being used to gather data globally which we will use to analyse and determine the usefulness of 3-D models to the world of science.

The public pages use the same high quality 3-D models as the research pages, each model is the result of combining over 100, high quality, digital still images. The models can be rotated and zoomed allowing you to gain a fascinating insight into the Tudor world that was the warship Mary Rose. The ship sank on 19th July 1545 in the Solent whilst in battle with the French. Due to the conditions in the Solent, the ship very quickly became covered in silt and mud resulting in the ship, the artefacts and the skeleton of the crew being incredibly well preserved. The state of preservation was such that some of the longbows recovered from the ship were actually usable.

The public pages tell a story, in 3-D, of a man who perished when the warship Mary Rose sank in 1545. He was a carpenter who used tools and had personal effects not too different to those his modern day equivalent might have. So please, open the models and see (and rotate and zoom) the story of one of the Mary Rose’s carpenters displayed for the first time in full three dimensional models.

If you’ve got any comments or feedback about this site, we'd love to hear from you.

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