Salvors to Show Treasure in NY Times Square
At Discovery Times Square, New York, Odyssey Marine Exploration will show silver recovered from the 'SS Gairsoppa' shipwreck.
The company's multi-media traveling exhibit, 'Shipwreck' opens at Discovery Times Square in New York City on May 24, 2013 for the first public unveilling of silver bullion recovered from the World War II-era SS Gairsoppa shipwreck.
Silver which lay approximately three miles deep, will be on display in the first public showing of some of the 1,218 silver bars (approximately 48 tons) of silver recovered to date from the Gairsoppa, which is the heaviest and deepest recovery of precious metal from a shipwreck in history.
The show also features hundreds of authentic artifacts and historical treasures recovered from Odyssey's deep-ocean projects from around the world. Odyssey's world-class archaeological work is showcased through interactive elements, graphic displays and an enhanced theater experience.
Visitors can experience the thrill of shipwreck exploration while investigating some of the world's greatest maritime stories and mysteries. Featuring authentic shipwreck artifacts recovered by Odyssey in the Atlantic Ocean, English Channel and Mediterranean Sea, the exhibit takes visitors on a voyage through more than 2,000 years of seafaring history. A variety of authentic shipwreck treasure, decorative porcelain figurines, personal items such as combs and tooth brushes and even the 300-year-old logarithmic calculator on a folding rule – the oldest ever recovered on a shipwreck site – are on display in the exhibit.
"The Odyssey crew is a group of true pioneers in the world of deep-sea exploration and their quest for uncovering the past aligns well with the stories we have brought to life here at Discovery Times Square," said James Sanna, President and Executive Producer of Discovery Times Square. "We are thrilled to host such an exciting exhibition featuring Odyssey's incredible deep sea discoveries."