Aug 2023 - NGM Single Copy
AN ARCTIC MYSTERY
In 1845 Sir John Franklin led an ill-fated Brtish Royal Navy attempt to navigate the Northwest Passage, the fabled Arctic seaway bridging the Atlantic and Pacific. Instead, Franklin and his crew of 128 found nothing but horror and the entire party of the two ships perished.Read about how National Geographic expedition aims to recover the mystery of what happened to sailors, retracing Franklin's steps from Maine to Alaska, based on the testimony of local lnuit. Other Features in this issue include;
- A graphic feature article about an underground shaft found in the desert outside Cairo that turned out to be a 2,700 year-old funeral home for the fabulously wealthy of the 26th dynasty.
- The lesser-known history of black cowboys shortly after civil war, eventually accounting for 25 percent of the cowboys in American that still ride today.
- A photographic journey retracing the steps of the Chinese migrant laborers who built the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.
- Modern day vignettes that tell the story of Puerto's Rico colonial history, the significance of being a U.S territory, and the impact of existing as second class citizens.
- Rescued and confiscated animals that are currently being treated and rehabilitated in a center on the outskirts of the capital Jordan, while others are sheltered in the northwest of Jordan within the mountains of Jerash.