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Titanic museum, shipwreck simulator to anchor Chinese theme park

By Venus Wu and Joyce Woo HONG KONG (Reuters) - A life-sized replica of the Titanic will become the centerpiece of a landlocked theme park in China, featuring a museum and a shipwreck simulation to give visitors a harrowing sense of the 1912 disaster. The Chinese version of "the unsinkable ship", with a price tag of 1 billion yuan ($165 million) and an expected opening date in 2016, will be built at least 1,500 km (930 miles) from the nearest ocean in the central province of Sichuan.

Eccentric Australia billionaire flags Titanic film

Australian mining tycoon, dinosaur park enthusiast and political force Clive Palmer Monday pegged out a new role for himself -- a deckchair cameo in a movie he plans about the Titanic. Palmer has made waves with his bid to build Titanic II -- a replica of the doomed luxury liner which sank more than a century ago -- which is scheduled to make its first Atlantic crossing in 2016. "Due to worldwide interest in @titanic_ii I've registered 'Palmer Pictures'. Will look at making a movie about its maiden voyage #titanic," he tweeted.

Eccentric Australia billionaire flags Titanic film

Australian mining tycoon, dinosaur park enthusiast and political force Clive Palmer Monday pegged out a new role for himself -- a deckchair cameo in a movie he plans about the Titanic. Palmer has made waves with his bid to build Titanic II -- a replica of the doomed luxury liner which sank more than a century ago -- which is scheduled to make its first Atlantic crossing in 2016. "Due to worldwide interest in @titanic_ii I've registered 'Palmer Pictures'. Will look at making a movie about its maiden voyage #titanic," he tweeted.

Titanic violin sold for world record $1.4 million

The violin played by the Titanic's bandmaster as the ship sank beneath the waves sold at auction for £900,000 ($1.45 million, 1.06 million euros) on Saturday, a world record for memorabilia from the doomed liner. Wallace Hartley's violin was found strapped to his body after he drowned with some 1,500 others on board the supposedly unsinkable ship in 1912. It was sold to a British collector after a feverish 10-minute battle between telephone bidders at Titanic specialist auctioneers Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes, southwest England.

Titanic violin sold for world record $1.4 million

The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic to calm passengers as it sank sold at auction for £900,000 ($1.45 million, 1.06 million euros) on Saturday, a world record fee for memorabilia from the doomed liner. The instrument belonging to Wallace Hartley was found strapped to his body after he drowned with his seven bandmates and some 1,500 others on board the supposedly unsinkable ship in 1912.

Titanic violin sells for world record £900,000: auction house

The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic to calm passengers as it sank sold for £900,000 ($1.45 million, 1.06 million euros) on Saturday, a world record fee for memorabilia from the doomed liner, an auction house said. The instrument, found strapped to the body of Wallace Hartley after he drowned along with 1,500 others in the disaster in 1912, was sold at Titanic specialist auctioneers Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes, southwest England dk/ric

Titanic bandmaster's violin goes on display

The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the liner sank beneath the waves is to go on display at a museum marking the tragedy in Northern Ireland, officials said Monday. The instrument belonging to Wallace Hartley was found strapped to his body after he drowned with some 1,500 others on board the supposedly unsinkable ship in 1912. It carries an inscription from the 34-year-old's fiancee to mark their engagement. For decades the violin was believed lost but it was found in the attic of a house in northwest England in 2006.

Titanic bandmaster's violin goes on display

The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the liner sank beneath the waves is to go on display at a museum marking the tragedy in Northern Ireland, officials said Monday. The instrument belonging to Wallace Hartley was found strapped to his body after he drowned with some 1,500 others on board the supposedly unsinkable ship in 1912. It has an inscription on the back from the 34-year-old's fiancee to mark their engagement. For decades the rosewood violin was believed lost but it was found in the attic of a house in northwest England in 2006.

Titanic II titan unveils Australian dinosaur park plan

An eccentric Australian mining magnate who is building a replica of the ill-fated Titanic on Saturday unveiled his latest scheme -- a park of giant robotic dinosaurs. Clive Palmer, who last month in New York launched an ambitious plan to build and sail the "Titanic II", said he had ordered more than 100 life-size dinosaur robots from China to populate his north Australian resort. "We'll have the world's biggest dinosaur exhibit, with 165 animatronic dinosaurs," Palmer said.

Titanic violin found in British attic

The violin from the band that played as the Titanic sank has been found in an attic in England, a British auction house said on Friday. The rosewood violin was believed to have disappeared beneath the waves when its owner, band leader Wallace Hartley, drowned with some 1,500 others onboard the supposedly "unsinkable" ocean liner in April 1912. But after seven years of testing, auction house Henry Aldridge and Son said it could confirm that a violin found in an attic in Lancashire, northwest England, was 34-year-old Hartley's.
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