I don't know how to feel about this. As we all know, the remains of the Titanic were discovered several years ago. The group that discovered the ship was quite emotional, treated the area with respect, retrieved nothing and left a plaque on the remains honoring the memory of the 1500 souls who perished.
A French team then proceeded to go the area and retrieved everything they could: passenger eyeglasses, a child's doll,
shoes, lamps, jewelry etc. At first it felt to me like grave robbing and a violation of the victim's dignity.
Then I thought what good were these items gone forever? Were these items any different from the unwrapped mummies in the Egyptian Museum?
Then I go back to feeling that Titanic is an almost sacred site.
Help me to decide. Sacred or souvenir?
Edited by vendome (Thu Feb 09 2012 05:03 PM)
I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.