Jacobean ‘Titanic’ discovered by archaeologists

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]

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  1. I wonder if there will be enough recovered to discover its name and perhaps trace its ownership and provenance.

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