Conservation work on Must Farm boats at Flag Fen
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Inside Out: Must Farm Bronze Age boats restored at Flag Fen

8 September 2013 Last updated at 09:14 BST

Eight Bronze Age boats that were discovered in a deep Cambridgeshire quarry are being conserved for future generations using the same techniques applied to the Tudor warship the Mary Rose.

The vessels, found by archaeologists at Must Farm near Peterborough in 2011, have been dated to 1500 BC thanks to new research - 200 years older than it was first believed.

The wooden craft are being sprayed with a special wax to stop the timbers from degrading.