Mary Rose sailors ate diet of salt beef and biscuits, bone analysis shows

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Using bones from 80 sailors buried in Royal Naval hospital cemeteries, researchers were able to analyse their makeup and find out what had been on the menu.

The bones came from 17th and 18th century sailors, as well as from the Mary Rose, which sunk in 1545, reports the American Journal of Phsyical Anthropology.

Experts found salt beef and sea biscuits were a mainstay among those aboard the vessel and that sailors' diets changed little over the next 200 years....

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