Nordenskjold tombstone

Nordenskjold tombstone

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The grave of Dr. Otto Nordenskjöld in the Eastern Cemetary, Gothenburg/Sweden. Otto Nordenskjöld was the nephew of famous explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld who found the North-East passage and the first to sail across the arctic ocean. His nephew Otto was also an explorer and scientist and became famous when he set off on an expedition to antarctica in 1902 on wich he was stranded after his ship “Antarctica” was crushed by the pack ice. He and his crew and fellow explorers was saved after 18 months without any casulties, when the argentinian ship “Uruguay” found them



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