SHACKLETON ARTIFACTS SECURED

Dec 16, 2020

By Andy Johnson

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The British government-supported National Heritage Memorial Fund has spent $274,000 to keep a sledge and a flag used in one of Ernest Shackleton’s famed expeditions to the South Pole, in the UK.

The items will be donated to two English museums.

Earlier this year, British authorities slapped a temporary export ban on the artifacts which were used in the so called “Nimrod” expedition, where in 1909, the ship carrying Shackleton and his men came to within 160 kilometres of the South Pole for the first time.

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