Death in the Ice: The Shocking Story of Franklin's Final Expedition–
Organisation: National Maritime Museum
The exact reason for the catastrophe has remained a mystery for 170 years, with stories surfacing of the men having endured starvation, madness and even cannibalism. But after the discovery of Franklin’s ships HMS Erebus and Terror in 2014 and 2016, Royal Museums Greenwich are able to present a world-first exhibition that offers insight into how the tragedy unfolded.
Divers are still undertaking extensive searches on the wrecks in order to uncover more clues, while mummified bodies of some of the crew members are undergoing DNA testing. The personal items and archaeological finds in the exhibition – many of them on display for the first time ever – will paint a vivid picture of what humans are capable of when pushed to extremes.