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The simple curving lines of the Mary Rose Museum contrast with the ornate carvings on the stern of HMS Victory in the historic dockyard area in Portsmouth, England. The Mary Rose was a 16th-century warship that sank abruptly in 1545 during an engagement with the French. She was salvaged in 1982 along with thousands of artifacts and today serves as the centerpiece of an eponymous nautical museum and maritime archeological center.