Ten items that went down with the Titanic

Published on December 10th, 2009 | by Admin

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How Stuff Works has compiled a list of ten things that sunk with the “unsinkable” Titanic.

8. Art

Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering the wealth of many of its passengers, the Titanic was carrying a number of works of art, all of which were lost when the ship sank. The most spectacular of these was a jeweled copy of The Rubaiyat, a collection of about 1,000 poems by the 11th-century Persian mathematician and astronomer Omar Khayyam. The binding of this incredibly luxurious book contained 1,500 precious stones, each set in gold. It had been sold at auction in March 1912 to an American bidder for £405 or around $1,900 — 15 years worth of wages for a junior crew member on the Titanic.

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