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The Violin That Played While The Titanic Sank Has Been Found

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Remember the band-plays-on scene from "Titanic"?

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It really happened. And now the violin played by bandmaster Wallace Hartley has been found and positively identified, according to British auction house Henry Aldridge & Son.

The auction house worked tirelessly with forensic scientists, Oxford University, and a Hartley biographer to identify the violin, according to the Associated Press. The instrument is still in good condition, despite being water-stained and cracked.

According to the auction house, Hartley's body was found strapped to a large valise with the violin inside. It then went from his fiancee to a Salvation Army and a violin teacher.

Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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