Days of Yore
RMS Titanic: The inside story
AMSTERDAM _ Starting Nov. 14, Amsterdam’s National Maritime Museum starts telling the inside story of RMS Titanic, the British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic April 15, 1912 after slamming into an iceberg. Of the 2,228 passengers, more than 1,500 perished.
“Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” has been seen by 25 million people round the world. It opens for a limited run at the National Maritime Museum showing authentic artifacts from the wreck that offer a glimpse into life on board of the stately vessel that sank on her maiden voyage.
The splendor of a by-gone era comes alive in the ship’s standards of luxury and engineering. It carried some of the most prominent members of the American and European elite. It wasn’t until 1985, 73 years after the disaster, that the wreck’s location was discovered on the ocean floor. Expeditions to the wreck salvaged countless priceless objects and revealed countless poignant stories.