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October 25, 2018

Titanic, RMS Titanic, Titanic II, Titanic 2, historic ship, shipwreck, historic shipwreck, Blue Star Line, cultural heritage, international heritage

October 18, 2018

UPDATE: Three hedge funds have joined together to purchase a collection of artifacts from the RMS Titanic, beating out a consortium of museums that could not quite match the hedge funds' bid.

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The Titanic's Artifacts Are About to Change Hands. Here's What's for Sale.

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May 30, 2018

“The tip of a much more interesting iceberg”

Given such long-standing and extensive interest in all things Titanic, you might not think there was much left to learn. But National Geographic just opened an exhibit “Titanic: The Untold Story.” While the story of the sinki...

January 10, 2018

Pop culture has a way of worming its way into all corners of life. Paraphrasing actor and comedian Dana Carvey: “If you put an orange on the sidewalk, people will walk by. If you put the orange on TV first, then put it on the sidewalk, people will stop and exclaim ‘Hey...

October 23, 2017

In 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank on its Maiden Voyage from England, resulting in the death of more than 1,500 of its 2,224 passengers. The sunken ship laid undisturbed on the ocean floor until 1985, when it was located by divers from a Franco-America...

August 23, 2017

The RMS Titanic is perhaps the most famous shipwreck in modern times—having hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from England on April 15, 1912. The Titanic was the largest ship ever built at the time and employed design technology that made the ship “impossible to sink...

July 21, 2017

The Gilded Age in the United States generally referred to the post-Civil War period from the 1870s to the turn of the 20th century, when vast industrial fortunes led to lavish lifestyles for those relatively few families. Newport, Rhode Island came to be seen as the mo...

July 17, 2017

In 1946, after the conclusion of World War II, the United States government established the National Defense Reserve Fleet to ensure a ready supply of ships that could be rapidly deployed, if necessary, for either military or non-military purposes. Since then, numerous...

July 10, 2017

In 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank on its Maiden Voyage from England, resulting in the death of more than 1,500 of its 2,224 passengers. The sunken ship laid undisturbed on the ocean floor until 1985, when it was located by divers from a Franco-America...

February 13, 2017

Ship burials—interring human remains with an entire ship—were a Viking tradition for warriors. Recent research on a ship burial found on the western coast of Scotland has indicated the warrior buried there may have been a female warrior. 

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