Scientists have gathered a DNA database from 24 skeletons of members of the 19th century ill-fated Franklin Expedition to find the Northwest Passage. They hope to identify some of the bodies scattered in the Canadian Arctic.
Chemical analysis a nail found in a remote grave of a member of the ill-fated expedition of Sir John Franklin, John Hartnell, found on Beechey Island, revealed zinc deficiency in the body of the deceased.
In 2014 the HMS Erebus was discovered. One of two ships of the ill-fated mission to discover the Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, led by Sir John Franklin in 1845. Now, the second ship, HMS Terror, that sailed under the command of Captain Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier, has been discovered.