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Archaeologist speaks out against Titanic auction

Archaeologist Richard Pettigrew is speaking out against the upcoming auction of treasures recovered from the Titanic, the “unsinkable” ship which sunk on April 15th, 1912.

“Imagine a crime scene: when police arrive on the scene they section if off to prevent people from disturbing the evidence. Right?” said Pettigrew ,as he sat in his chair with a picture of the Titanic on his desk top computer behind him. “Well, that’s what an archaeology site is.”

Pettigrew said scientists, archaeologists and historians should be in charge of the removal and preservation of artifacts from the Titanic site—not private companies.

“The Titanic is in fact a grave site where more than 1,500 people died,” he said.

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Story: KVAL | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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