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Preserving a piece of history

One of the Bronze Age boats being preserved. Photo: ITV News Anglia

Eight Bronze Age wooden boats discovered in a quarry in Peterborough are now being conserved at the city's Flag Fen archaeological centre.

The 4,000 year old vessels are being kept cold and wet to stop them from deteriorating.

The boats are being treated with the same chemical process that preserved the Tudor warship, the Mary Rose.