Antarctica is a huge land mass, about twice the size of Australia, buried under a layer of ice several kilometers thick, with average temperatures of -55 degrees Celsius, completely uninhabited and very rare wildlife.
At first glance, it seems that this barren and desolate land is of no interest to the world, but in reality, many people are interested in what Antarctica has to offer.
But the nature of these attractions is rather exotic and kept under a strict veil of secrecy. In fact, if anyone cares about this southernmost continent, it’s probably because one of the world’s best-kept secrets is buried there.
Unlike the Arctic region, which consists of a series of islands scattered across an ice cap above the Arctic Ocean, Antarctica is a true continent with mountains and icy landforms buried under miles of ice. frozen water.
For modern man, Antarctica is a relatively new land. The current landmass was discovered in 1911 by the Norwegians. Twelve states then mounted expeditions with gratifying results.
The Antarctic Treaty of 1959 suddenly ended all exploitation in the region, and Antarctica was declared a safe haven.
It was something they encountered there that made them act to the detriment of their national interest, considering that a reservoir of intact natural resources was there.
The original treaty was signed by twelve states that were previously active in Antarctica during the International Geophysical Year, including the United States, the Soviet Union, Japan, Norway, the United Kingdom, Argentina and the France.
Since then, interested parties have invented a truly dull and boring image of this uncharted continent.
The first scientific expeditions of the 1990s returned with evidence showing that Antarctica had once been a tropical paradise. But, according to modern researchers, it was about 14 million years ago, and besides, they have no idea how the ice appeared.
And it is here that one can feel the dissimulation. Not long ago, two ancient maps of Antarctica were discovered, both showing the continent without its massive ice sheet. The Orontius Finaeus is one such document. It depicts Antarctica without ice, with landforms such as mountain ranges, valleys and rivers.
Interestingly, prior to China’s 2005 detailed radar survey, scientists knew more about the geography of the Martian surface than that of Earth’s South Pole.
The Antarctic region of Oronce Fine’s map.
Comparing the detailed study to Oronce Fine’s map, everything matched almost perfectly. The mountains were there, the valleys, and the shape of Antarctica was also accordingly.
And so the following questions arose: Could Antarctica have been a tropical paradise much earlier than mainstream scholars suggest? Did humans mount expeditions to this land when it was warm and supported life?
If so, then there is a big gap between the timeline presented by scientists and the reality. According to the aforementioned maps, but not only, the Antarctic region could have been a hospitable place not millions, but rather tens of thousands, even thousands of years ago.
Is a pole shift missing from this equation? A great cataclysm that would have triggered the Antarctic cooling mechanism? Or rather a huge anomaly that has been under the ice for centuries, keeping the continent frozen for some unknown and truly baffling reason?