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New display at Luxor's Titanic exhibition

Posted at 9:18 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 18:16:56-04

In commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the discovery of RMS Titanic’s wreck site, six personal possessions belonging to First Officer William Murdoch will be on display for a limited time at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition inside Luxor Hotel and Casino.
After discovering their lineage, these artifacts were briefly displayed in Atlanta in 2012. This will be the first time they will be available for public viewing since that time. The organization has only been able to identify eight passengers whose artifacts have been recovered from Titanic’s wreck site, with Murdoch’s collection being the most recognizable of the lot.  
Murdoch was on the bridge when the “Unsinkable Ship” collided with the iceberg April 14, 1912 and tried to save the Ship before assisting passengers into lifeboats. Murdoch’s recovered belongings include a toiletry kit, which contained a shoe brush, an official White Star Line officer’s button, a straight razor, a pair of long-johns and a smoking pipe.