Titanic: a medallion discovered at the bottom of the ocean

The script for the 1997 film Titanic told the love story between Jack and Rose. In reality, a rather similar story happened and was recently revealed by the discovery of a medallion at the bottom of the ocean. A passenger was on honeymoon on the Titanic with her husband, but the latter was the only survivor of the couple in this shipwreck.

In the film, the heroine Rose is dispatched to the ship of treasure hunters who have found her medallion, the Heart of the Ocean. It was from this moment that she began to tell the story of her romance with the late Jack. An equally heartbreaking, but very real story was reported by USA Today on April 10, 2017.

A medallion stamped with the initials VC was indeed found at the bottom of the ocean. The passenger who had it in her possession at the time of the sinking is named Virginia Estelle McDowell Clark and had embarked on the maiden voyage of the Titanic with her husband for their honeymoon on April 15, 1912. In reality, the couple were traveling through the Europe and had fallen behind, which had prompted them to book a ticket to meet their two-year-old son who was going to celebrate his birthday.

The famous jewel was found in the suitcase of two first-class passengers, also containing other objects, including toiletries and gambling chips. According to the testimony of Virginia Estelle McDowell Clark, when she had smelled the impact of the boat against the iceberg, her husband was playing poker in the living room of the ship. The applicant then interfered in order to interrupt the game and shortly after, the husband helped his wife into one of the lifeboats. Unfortunately, it will later find no place and will sink with the ship.

This medallion as well as many other objects can be admired during an exhibition entitled The artifact exhibition currently taking place at the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas.

Sources: USA Today — Progress — SFR News

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