Fourteen objects not seen since the Titanic sank in 1912 are on display in a "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" in London. The recently recovered paper artifacts include a postcard of London's Houses of Parliament, handwritten sheet music, a U.S. $5 bill and a Ceylon British 5-cent stamp.

The new items are being showcased along with hundreds of other previously exhibited relics from the Titanic.

"We have over 300 artifacts on display, ranging from parts of the ship to personal effects of passengers and crew," said Cheryl Mure, vice president of education for RMS Titanic, the organizer of the exhibition.

Retrieved items on show include glass perfume bottles, clothing such as top hats and shoes, a gold pocket watch, leather cases, vases, cutlery and crockery. Visitors can also have a look at the ship's famous wheel, a porthole and part of the Titanic's great hull, reclaimed from the ocean floor.

In addition to the artifacts, recreations of the ship's first- and third-class cabins, boiler room and captain's bridge are also on display.

The famous RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton in southern England to New York. More than 1,500 people died. "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" runs until May 2011.


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