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Titanic unveiled: Remarkable discovery of a gold necklace in the wreckage

The team of experts is not allowed to touch the finding due to a London-Washington agreement that prevents divers from retrieving items from the wreckage.

Kathimerini Greece Newsroom

A remarkable discovery has been made in the wreckage of the Titanic—an uncovered gold necklace, thanks to the groundbreaking full-size digital scan of the ship.

Richard Parkinson, the CEO of Magellan, which organized the expedition, expressed astonishment at the find. However, due to a London-Washington agreement that prohibits divers from retrieving items from the wreck, the team of experts was unable to physically touch the discovery.

Using artificial intelligence, the team plans to identify the owner of the necklace by searching for potential family members among the 2,200 passengers who were on board when the Titanic tragically sank.

The comprehensive scan took place during the summer of 2022, conducted by Magellan Ltd, a company specializing in in-depth mapping, in collaboration with Atlantic Productions, which is creating a documentary about the project. Utilizing remote-controlled submersibles from a specialized vessel, the team dedicated over 200 hours to meticulously examining the wreckage from all angles.

Since the discovery of the colossal hull in 1985, the Titanic has been extensively studied. However, due to its immense size and the depths at which it rests, previous underwater cameras could only capture fragmented sections of the ship, never its entirety.

Now lying in two separate sections, the bow and stern of the Titanic are approximately 800 meters apart, with a vast perimeter zone scattered with remnants of the ship's wreckage. This once-grand cruise liner embarked on its ill-fated voyage from Southampton harbor on April 15, 1912, and now lies rusting in the depths of the ocean.

[This article was translated from its Greek original]

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