Science: Treasures Reclaimed from the Deep

Exclusive photographs of a rich trove of artifacts from the Titanic

"All around us there was this twisted mass of wreckage and tons of coal spread around. And then there was this lady's shoe. It was incredible, just haunting." That was the way Doug Llewelyn, an executive producer for Los Angeles-based Westgate Productions, described what it was like to view the sunken wreck of the ocean liner Titanic at first hand. Recalls Yann Keranflech, a member of the $2.5 million French expedition that last summer salvaged some 800 artifacts from the wreck: "You think about the victims. If you find a pair of shoes or a suitcase, you ask yourself if the...

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