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Titanic to receive UNESCO protection

On April 15th, the sunken wreck of the Titanic will be 100 years old, qualifying it for UNESCO protection. Irina Bokova, director-general of Unesco, said the sinking of the Titanic was "anchored in the memory of humanity" and it was important to protect the site where 1,500 people lost their lives. "There

Titanic wreck is littered with modern garbage

This is sad: The wreckage of the "unsinkable" Titanic is litter with modern day garbage. "Beer cans, plastic cups, that sort of thing," Delgado said. "We even found a detergent box lying in the middle of the wreck site... That garbage is going to be around for a very long time." Private

New photos of the Titanic wreck

National Geographic has posted some amazing new photographs of the Titanic in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the "unsinkable" ship's sinking. With her rudder cleaving the sand and two propeller blades peeking from the murk, Titanic’s mangled stern rests on the abyssal plain, 1,970 feet south of the more photographed

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

Titanic’s unknown child idenfied

Five days after the Titanic sank, the body of a child was pulled from the ocean and buried in Halifax under the maker "Unknown child". Nearly 100 years later the child's name has finally been identified. When it sank, the Titanic took the lives of 1,497 of the 2,209 people aboard

Titanic sinking due to steering error?

The granddaughter of the most senior officer to survive the sinking of the Titanic has revealed that the Titanic sank due to a steering error. [Thx Kristen! UPDATED LINK] More than 1500 people died when the ship sank on April 15, 1912. Patten said the crash happened because a

New pictures of the Titanic mark 25th anniversary of discovery

National Geographic has posted some beautiful new photographs of the Titanic to mark the 25th anniversary of the famous shipwreck's discovery. In what Expedition Titanic is calling the clearest picture yet of Titanic's bow, the ocean liner's cargo crane—and yet more rusticles—make an appearance. Rusticles form as microbes eat away

Titanic not as badly corroded as feared

An expedition to Titanic has revealed that the famous shipwreck is not as badly corroded as feared. The hi-resolution images show the ship's iconic bow, complete with railings, four kilometres below the surface. A team of scientists used a pair of robots to take thousands of photos and hours of