(Closed) Treasures recovered from the Titanic

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’ll take them all, please.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

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

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@HeathenSwan:  My thoughts exactly! Those three are my favourites.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@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 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@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.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

Wowee!!! Thanks for sharing!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I always feel strange about seeing the Titanic items. We have alot of history with the Titanic in Halifax.

http://titanic.gov.ns.ca/

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@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.

Post # 15
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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.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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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