Gun carriage from ship that mysteriously sank, and captured the attention of Samuel Pepys, emerges in startlingly good condition (Video in link). A unique 17th-century gun carriage has been successfully lifted from the seabed off Southend, where it went down with the warship the London 350 years ago.

The ship, which sank in 1665 after a mysterious explosion with at least 300 crew members on board, lies broken up on the seabed and is being further damaged with every tide. But the gun carriage has come to the surface in startlingly good condition, still with a length of rope threaded through a pulley block.

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