In Antarctica, we found a fruit cake, lay there for over 100 years
• In Antarctica, found a fruit pie,
had lain there for more than 100 years
Made by British confectioners Huntley & Palmers 106-year-old fruit cake was wrapped in paper and stored in a package of tin. In appearance and flavor, he seemed edible.
As the Antarctic Heritage New Zealand pie found in an abandoned hut at Cape Adare, the north-east of Victoria Land region of East Antarctica. Confection on the shelves in the not too well-preserved tin box and was wrapped in paper.
The head of the research team explained that the muffins were "ideal high-energy food for Antarctic conditions and modern expedition still do not forget to take this delicacy in the road."
The specialists reported that pie smelled almost edible. For researchers this finding was quite unexpected, so it decided to leave on the spot where it rested for over 100 years.
Cupcake belonged to the so-called Party of Northern Expedition "Terra Nova" (1910-1913) British polar explorer Robert Scott.
Robert Scott - polar explorer, a discoverer of the South Pole - led two expeditions to Antarctica in the early XX century. During the second expedition, Scott reached the South Pole with four investigators came a few weeks later the group Roald Amundsen. On the return journey, Scott and his team died from hypothermia and starvation.