Lower half of John Torrington of the Franklin expedition, buried in permafrost in 1846, Uncovered for forensic study in modern day. His clothing and skin are almost totally undamaged!

Lower half of John Torrington of the Franklin expedition, buried in permafrost in Uncovered for forensic study in modern day. His clothing and skin are almost totally undamaged! Amazing after yrs!

Petty Officer John Torrington The Lost Franklin Expedition (1845) Honstly he diosent look bad after beeing frozen a qouple hunderd years and defrosted.One of the other mummys looks even better.

Petty Officer John Torrington The Lost Franklin Expedition Honstly he diosent look bad after beeing frozen a qouple hunderd years and defrosted.One of the other mummys looks even better.

Archeologists were giving quite a terrifying shock when they removed the blankets that covered John Torrington's face. John Torrington was literally staring back at them.

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The face of John Torrington after 130 years frozen in the permafrost of Canada. Read John Geiger and Dr. Owen Beattie's book: Frozen in Time: the fate of the Franklin Expedition by Penguin Books. An extremely engaging read.

NORTHWEST PASSAGE "The preserved body of John Torrington and two of his expedition members. John was a Petty Officer…”

NORTHWEST PASSAGE "The preserved body of John Torrington and two of his expedition members. John was a Petty Officer…”

Humans are fascinated with the preservation of their dead. From Rosalia Lombardo to John Torrington and the Wet Mummies of China, here are the world's best preserved examples.

World's Best Preserved Mummies

Humans are fascinated with the preservation of their dead. From Rosalia Lombardo to John Torrington and the Wet Mummies of China, here are the world's best preserved examples.

The preserved body of John Torrington in 1984, who had died 138 years earlier in 1846 during Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition in the Canadian Arctic.

The preserved body of John Torrington in 1984, who had died 138 years earlier in 1846 during Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition in the Canadian Arctic.

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The Arctic Mummification Of John Torrington And The Franklin Expedition

TIL in 1846 John Torrington perished during an expedition to find the Northwest Passage. When his corpse was exhumed 138 years later it was almost perfectly preserved -- eyes wide open clothing intact and limbs so flexible that moving him felt like moving someone unconscious rather than dead.

TIL in John Torrington perished during an expedition to find the Northwest Passage. When his corpse was exhumed 138 years later, it was almost perfectly preserved -- eyes wide open, clothing intact, and limbs so flexible that moving him felt like mov

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