As we all know by now, the fifth-largest continent in the world is Antarctica and despite this, we know practically nothing of it thanks to its extremely harsh environmental conditions.
Over 70% of the world’s freshwater resources all stem from here, and yet we never even considered going there to see what’s happening there in the first place.
Luckily through the use of Google Earth experts are able to determine what is in there without us actually having to go there ourselves.
We know from ancient texts too that it was originally discovered by the Ottomans back in 1513. The Piri Reis map is one of the most important cases out here because it proves the fact that people already knew of Antarctica back then, right after Columbus’s discovery of America.
But there are some that believe that the Piri Reis map is older than that, that it’s even older than Alexander the Great’s reign which lasted around 355-323 BC.
Many, including Dr. John Weihaupt for example all, believe that Antarctica wasn’t always the ice-cold land that it is today and that it was actually a flourishing tundra around 12 million years ago or so.
The ancient pyramids that we’ve uncovered so far in Antarctica seem to support this theory as through them we can uncover more and more information such as the many signs of there having been grass here, to begin with.