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Marine archaeologists recover 275 artifacts from two 19th-century shipwrecks

Archaeologists from Parks Canada, the agency that oversees the park’s remains Ships HMS Erebus and HMS TerrorRecovered 275 artifacts from 19th-century shipwrecks, including a leather folio that may contain fragments of the crew’s own handwriting.

“HMS Erebus and HMS Terror are some of the best-preserved wooden ships in the world,” Parks Canada told Artnet. “But it is believed that the decline is being accelerated by a decrease in ice cover and an increase in precipitation due to climate change,” he said.

Both ships left England in 1845 with 128 crew members each led by the explorer sir john franklinin search of Northwest Passage connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific through the ArcticBut they were trapped in the ice and there was no record of survivors.

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Marine archaeologists have recovered 275 artefacts from the wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror in Canada. Photo: parks.canada.ca

Although the researchers were able to study only a small portion of the shipwreck, they found 275 separate objects. Among them he identified plates, in his case a lieutenant’s epaulettes and a lens from a pair of spectacles.

in the cabin of Lieutenant Henry Thomas Dundas, the person who made the map found a green colored box which looked like a book. However, it turned out tool kit drawing that could have been used to guide navigation through the Northwest Passage archaeologist Ryan Harris, who led the investigation,

From now on, the objects must be kept, studied and analyzed at the Ottawa laboratory where they are currently kept.

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