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Royal Relics found in hulk to be displayed

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    A watercolor painting by Richard Rogers, shipwreck chaser, contains historical and archaeological information on the ship belonging to King Kame­ha­meha II, or Liho­liho, the second king of Hawaii. The ship sank off the coast of Kauai in 1824.
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    A sampling of Hawaiian artifacts, at left, found in the wreckage of Liho­liho’s ship include a royal pu, or conch horn, center. Around it are ulu maika game stones, pounders, canoe breakers and a stone rubber.
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    Above, a cupid furniture mount in the Empire style, originally gilded.
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    Above, a diagram of the wreckage of the stern of the ship.

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