Heaviest Artifact on Earth
An artifact or artefact is something that is made or given shape by a man, such as a tool or a work of art, which is especially an object of archaeological interest. In archaeology, artifacts are objects recovered by archaeological endeavors which usually has a deep cultural meaning behind or within it.
Most artifacts found are stool stones such as pottery vessels, metal objects such as guns and other personal items which have quite a cultural value such as jewelry, clothing and maybe letters. Also there are the usual artifacts such as bones that could usually show signs of human modifications and what used to exist on the grounds of earth.
To put it simply and more briefly, artifact is any object made by human beings, especially with a view to subsequent use. These are handmade objects, as a tool or remains of one of an earlier time or cultural stage. Artifacts are substance or structure not naturally present in the matter if being observed but formed by artificial means, as during preparation of a microscopic slide.
Do you know the tragic story of the ship titanic? Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on the 15th of April 1912 after bumping into a large piece of iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The sinking of Titanic caused thousands of death and was named the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in modern history. Under the command of Edward Smith, Titanic’s passengers included the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of immigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia ad elsewhere throughout Europe seeking a better life in North America. The ship was designed to give passengers the most luxurious and comfortable trip, with an on-board gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, high class restaurants ad opulent cabins. But even with an advanced safety features such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors, titanic lacked enough lifeboats to save and accommodate all those on board. Because of outdated maritime safety regulations, Titanic only carried with her half the number of lifeboats needed to save all passengers travelling on the maiden voyage.
After a long time since such tragedy happened, the wreckage of the most famous ship, RMS Titanic, was discovered at the very bottom of the North Atlantic. As of today, it is the largest and pretty much the heaviest artifact ever recovered; they named it ‘The Big Piece’, which can only be found in a museum at the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor, Las Vegas. Weighing approximately 15 tons and measuring 26 by 12 feet, ‘The Big Piece’ is a section of Titanic’s starboard side hull and was successfully recovered during RMS Titanic Inc.’s 1998 Expedition.
Now the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition provides guests with the opportunity to be like one of the passengers as they move through the galleries and view more than 20 never before seen authentic artifacts including gaming chips, passenger’s personal papers and decorative sections of Titanic’s famed Grand Staircase.