The Bell

The Mary Rose bell was one of the last objects to be raised from the ship before she was lifted in 1982.

It's made of bronze and has written on it "IC BEN GHEGOTEN IAER MCCCCCX." This means "I have been cast in the year 1510" in Flemish, a language spoken in Holland and parts of Belgium.

Since the Mary Rose was being built in 1510, it meant that the bell was as old as the ship!

The bell was rung to tell the crew when their watches (not the sort you wear on your wrist) had started and finished.