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Titanic Violin Confirmed By CT Scan

Mike Lawson • News • May 30, 2013

A violin that’s found itself in the middle of a seven-year-long authenticity debate has recently been validated, thanks to common hospital technology. A violin that’s found itself in the middle of a seven-year-long authenticity debate has recently been validated, thanks to common hospital technology.  Radiographers at a British hospital took a 3D image using a CT scan to confirm that the instrument, believed to have been played by musicians during the sinking of the Titanic, was indeed the real thing.  Representatives from the auction house Henry Aldridge and Son said the procedure proved the instrument’s identity “beyond reasonable doubt.” The violin belonged to Wallace Hartley, who famously played on with his orchestra as the ship sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton in 1912. He was among the 1,517 who died.

More from the BBC on this story. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22636759

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