From The Telegraph: Jacobean ‘Titanic’ discovered by archaeologists.
Marine archaeologists who explored the 600-ton vessel off Dorset believe it may have been as luxurious in its day as the Titanic.
Among the treasures they have retrieved is a statue of a merman whose eye sockets would have held precious stones.
The 4.5ft wooden figure was one of a number of statues that would have adorned the stern of the vessel.
At 130ft long, the oak-timbered ship would have been one of the largest of its kind on the seas when it sank in around 1620. [continue]