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  • 11/6/2010

Titanic artifacts go on show in London

titanic artifacts go on show in london

Ninety-eight years after the sinking of the world’s largest ship, objects salvaged from the debris will take pride of place in rooms recreated from the Titanic.

Visitors to the exhibition at the O2 in London will be able to walk through the rooms to gain a unique insight into the splendor of the catastrophic ship, reported the Guardian on Thursday.

The items from the wreckage will be displayed on Friday as part of an exhibition displaying more than 300 artifacts from the famous ship.

The items have been retrieved by diving teams in seven expeditions to the resting place of the Titanic on the Atlantic Ocean floor, 963 miles (1,540) short of its planned destination in New York.

The exhibition will include recreations of third class cabins, the cargo hold, boiler room, iceberg, and 14 never seen before artifacts. Visitors will be guided through in chronological order based on the history of the sunken vessel.

The artifacts include a handwritten sheet of music and a personal exercised book belonging to one of the passengers.

Some interactive gimmicks have also been included in the show such as a freezing iceberg model which represents how cold it was for people in the lifeboats, with more people dying from hypothermia than drowning.

In addition, visitors will receive a White Star Line boarding pass with a real name and can check at the end if they perish or survive.

“On that unexpected night in 1912, more than 1,500 passengers met the same fate no matter their class or place in society; a shocking ending to what was a joyous journey.

 Their story is our story and it is our honor and duty to share these treasures with London at such a poignant time,” said Cheryl Mure, vice president of education at RMS Titanic Inc.

Source: presstv.ir

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