The fifth book in the "Time Quest" series. Each "Time Quest" book focuses on a recent historical discovery. In words and pictures, the explorer, scientist or archaeologist responsible for the discovery describes their achievement and takes the reader back to relive the story behind it. This is the story of how a 140-year-old mystery - that of the fate of the men on Sir John Franklin's expedition to find the Northwest passage in 1845 - was solved. Anthropologist Dr Owen Beattie recounts first-hand how he pieced together the evidence of what led to the men's deaths so many years ago, and of the discovery of the bodies of three sailors from Franklin's expedition - so well preserved by the ice in which they were buried that they looked as though they were still alive.