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Franklin Expedition artifacts recovered from HMS Erebus

Underwater archaeologists have recovered some artifacts from the wreckage of the HMS Erebus. They are among the smallest artifacts recovered from the recent dive to HMS Erebus, but the two brass tunic buttons are also offering the most personal glimpse yet into what mysteries the shipwreck may reveal about the ill-fated

Franklin Expedition shipwreck identified as HMS Erebus

A shipwreck found last month in the Arctic has been identified as the HMS Erebus, one of the doomed ships that ventured out with the Franklin Expedition in 1845. Two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were part of Sir John Franklin's doomed expedition in 1845 to find the Northwest Passage

Lost Franklin Expedition ship found

One of the lost Franklin Expedition ships has been found near King William Island in the Canadian Arctic. Prime Minister Stephen Harper says one of Canada's greatest mysteries now has been solved, with the discovery of one of the lost ships from Sir John Franklin's doomed Arctic expedition. "This is a great

Franklin Expedition artifacts found in Nunavut

Two artifacts believed to have belonged to the doomed Franklin Expedition have been found on Hat Island in Nunavut, Canada. "An iron fitting from a Royal Navy ship, identified as part of a boat-launching davit, and bearing two broad arrows was found on an island in the southern search area," said

Franklin Expedition canned food not to blame for deaths

A new study has debunked the theory that improperly canned foods led to the demise of the infamous Franklin Expedition. Chemists at the University of Western Ontario used an array of the latest analytic techniques to conclude that poorly made cans of food were not responsible for the lead that poisoned

Franklin Expedition artifacts found in Canadian Arctic

A variety of artifacts connected to the doomed Franklin Expedition, including human remains, have been found my researchers working in the Canadian Arctic. Attraction to this area seemed to come after the Franklin crew were dead but what they left behind was of interest and use to Inuit who occupied the

Remains of Franklin Expedition crew member found in Arctic

Archaeologists believe they have found human remains belonging to a crew member of the doomed Franklin Expedition in Canada's Arctic during a hunt for the expeditions ships. "Work is going well ... (but) we haven't found the ships yet," Marc-Andre Bernier said in a telephone interview after leaving the Canadian Coast

Lost Franklin expedition ships remain unfound

This summer Canadian archaeologists set out to find the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, two lost ships that were part of the Franklin expedition. Unfortunately, they were not successful. Erebus and Terror vanished in the High Arctic more than 160 years ago, along with the famous British explorer and 128 crew. This

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