This violin was unsinkable.
A rosewood violin played by bandmaster Wallace Hartley on the Titanic deck as the ship sank has been confirmed as authentic by investigators, and could soon be brought to auction.
The cracked, water-damaged instrument is easily one of the most significant artifacts from the century-old tragedy.
Hartley led seven other band members in hymns to calm passengers as they lined up for lifeboats.
He and the other musicians went down with the ship while performing "Nearer, My God, To Thee."
It's worth six figures, and will likely be sold in the near future.
The instrument was found inside a leather valise, engraved with Hartley's initials, that was strapped to his body.
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