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Painting from Scott expedition discovered in Antarctica

The mystery of a beautifully painted watercolour of a dead bird that was found in Antarctica's oldest building has been solved.
The painting of a Tree Creeper was in a hut built by Norwegian explorers and later used by the Scott expedition.
The image was found in a pile of papers covered in mould and penguin excrement.
It is believed to be by British scientist Dr Edward Wilson, who died on the ill-fated Scott expedition to the South Pole in 1912.
 
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Atop an Antarctic Volcano, NSF-funded Researcher Finds Camp Site from the "Heroic Age" of Antarctic Exploration

A National Science Foundation-funded research team working on the slopes of the world's southernmost active volcano appears to have found the remains of a camp used by explorers of the so-called "Heroic Age" of Antarctic exploration, a century after the camp was abandoned.
Although photos of the site, known as "the highest camp", appear to match an archival photograph taken by members of the 1912 Terra Nova expedition led by Royal Navy Captain Robert F. Scott, conservators from the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust have been asked to verify the historic find.
The find comes in the closing days of the centennial of the so-called "Race to the Pole" between Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen. Amundsen reached the geographic South Pole on Dec. 14, 1911, five weeks before Scotts party. In the tragic finish to the race, Scott and his men perished on the ice on their return trip, only a few miles from safety.

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Scott in Antarctica: 100 years on

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Four things Captain Scott found in Antarctica

A century ago, Captain Robert Scott and his team set out on a doomed race to be first to the South Pole. They failed in this quest - but that wasn't all they were doing in this mysterious ice-bound land.
It is an expedition best known for its failure. Not only did a Norwegian rival beat Captain Scott to the South Pole, but his five-man team died on the return journey.

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Scott descendents mark famous dinner 100 years on

Exactly a century ago Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his polar team lifted their spirits in the dark Antarctic wastes with the traditional treat of a "midwinter dinner".
In the sanctuary of their wooden hut, they broke from their usual rations to enjoy seal soup, roast beef and plum pudding, washed down by champagne.
For five of them, it was to be their last great feast.

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The Terra Nova Expedition (1910-1913), officially the British Antarctic Expedition 1910, was led by Robert Falcon Scott with the objective of being the first to reach the geographical South Pole.
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