Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Titanic" Necklace Stolen

A necklace that was recovered from the wreck of the Titanic has been stolen from the museum that housed it.

And it's pretty "embarassing" too according to the museum's executives.

The showcase had not been broken into and the alarm never went off. You can't get any clearer signs of an inside job than that. The museum execs are pissed.

The museum in question is none other than the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. Tivoli Gardens opened on August 15, 1843 - 69 years before the Titanic disaster - and is the second-oldest amusement park in the world. It's the most visited theme park in Scandinavia, hosting 4.5 million annual visitors.

It was originally called Tivoli-Vauxhall.

The necklace was owned by first-class passenger Eleanor Wildener of Philadelphia, who survived the Titanic sinking, according to maritime historian Claes Goran Wetterholm.

She died 1937 never knowing her necklace had been raised from the deep and in 2011, a full one hundred years after the disaster, would still be roaming the world.

News Article

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