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Shackleton's Endurance: Discovery team honours 'The Boss'

The team that found Ernest Shackleton's lost ship, Endurance, on the Antarctic seafloor will get home on Sunday.

The Endurance22 project would have returned to Cape Town earlier but diverted to the island of South Georgia to honour the 20th Century explorer.

Shackleton is buried in an old whalers cemetery at Grytviken on the British Overseas Territory.

Endurance22 wanted to commemorate the life and achievements of the man who was referred to simply as "The Boss".

A short ceremony was held at Shackleton's graveside.

Endurance22 leader, Dr John Shears, said the event was a fitting way to complete his team's discovery mission. "It was a magical day," h...

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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton CVO OBE FRGS FRSGS (; 15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was an Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to ... View All »

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