Treasures recovered from the Titanic

posted 1 year ago in Rings
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Buzzing Beekeeper

They should have left them down there.  That’s like stealing your ring from your grave.

Or like looting the Egyptian tombs.

 

Okay I do find it fascinating and I love that I can see them, but STILL.

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Busy bee

I saw that article! The top two rings and the necklace are absolutely amazing.

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Bee Keeper

The exhibit is downtown. I can’t wait to go 

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Busy bee

I’ve seen two different Titanic exhibits, and they’ve been amazing. I’d definitely go again if I got the chance.

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Bee Keeper

@Ms_Midori:  doubtful.  In October I went to the Dead Sea scroll exhibit at the same place. and they only let us take pictures of the 3 pots in the intro room. Everything else was off limits. Same thing happened with cleopatra too 

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Bee Keeper

@peachacid:  I agree with you.  Something about this feels very wrong.  As much as I love jewelry, especially of that time period, this does feel like grave robbing.

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Honey bee

@peachacid:  I agree. But being a history nerd, it would still be interesting to be able to see the pieces. But they are better left at the site. It makes me uneasy.

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Bee Keeper

It’s artwork. Most historical artwork’s creators and original owners have died. I do not think it is disrespecting them to put the art on public display. According to the article these were found in a jeweller’s purse? If I would have been that jeweller, I’d want my work on display right now, not sitting in the muck at the bottom of the ocean.

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Buzzing Beekeeper

@joya_aspera:  They were in a purser’s bag, so they were like…in the safe.  Basically it’s the Heart of the Ocean.  Basically.  While I understand that it’s “art”, it should be left where it was.  The whole site should never have been touched.  About 1500 people died there — it should be considered a tomb.  

I do like the exploration of the wreck despite the fact that the pictures give me nightmares.

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