The Titanic has been granted official protection from unscientific exploration by UNESCO.
According to the UN’s cultural agency, over 700 divers have visited the wreck but after passing the centenary of her sinking on 15 April, the ship fell under the 2001 Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage. For more information on the archaeology of the Titanic, see Current Archaeology 265.
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