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Archaeologists on the trail of lost Arctic explorers

  • Author: Alaska Beat
  • Updated: May 13, 2016
  • Published July 21, 2010

According to BBC News, a team of archaeologists from Parks Canada are gearing up to look for the final resting places of 128 members of Sir John Franklin's doomed polar expedition, and perhaps even find the wreck of a ship sent to rescue them. The team is bringing 150-year-old Inuit knowledge and cutting-edge sonar technology together in the first modern attempt to find the lost expedition. Franklin's two ships left England for the Arctic's Northwest Passage in 1845, and although its fate isn't known for certain, notes found after it disappeared indicated the explorers suffered greatly before expiring. Read much, much more, here.

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