After 106 years, Captain Scott’s fruitcake was found by the Antarctic Heritage Trust and “smelled edible." Century-old fruit cake, anyone? Antarctic Heritage Trust Duane Mellor, Coventry University; Daniel Amund, Coventry University,...Show More Summary
The news that, after 106 years, Captain Scott’s fruitcake was found by the Antarctic Heritage Trust and “smelled edible”, raises the question: are there other foods that have similar staying power? The answer is, yes, several. 1. Honey In 2015, archaeologists reported that they’d found...
Fruit cakes are famous for their longevity, mainly because they start off close to inedible so it takes years for them to cross the line into fully inedible. Conservators with the Antarctic Heritage Trust (AHT) have found a 106-year-old fruit cake in a 19th century hut on Cape Adare. It looks remarkably well-preserved, although none […]
You may think you've found some frighteningly old leftovers at the back of your fridge, but they're likely to pale in comparison to a fruitcake recently uncovered by the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust. Found in one of the...Show More Summary
In one of the most hostile regions to humankind, conservationists for the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust have unearthed an ice-covered fruitcake they believe once belonged to the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. The age of the fruitcake: 106 years old. Show More Summary
The Antarctic Heritage Trust found a nearly edible 100-year-old fruitcake in the oldest building in Antarctica, according to reports Thursday. Conservators with the Antarctic Heritage Trust found the fruitcake among artifacts from the Terra Nova Expedition led by British explorer Robert Falcon...
Researchers from the Antarctic Heritage Trust turned up this 100-year-old fruitcake in a Cape Adare hut. From their report: Made by Huntley & Palmers, the fruit cake is still wrapped in paper and encased in the remains of a tin-plated...Show More Summary
It's not that uncommon re-finding forgotten holiday fruitcake months after the event. More surprising, though, is when it's over a century old. Conservators from the New Zealand-run Antarctic Heritage Trust found themselves faced with this kind of a figgy phenomenon while recently excavating an abandoned hut some 2,500 miles from the South Pole. Show More Summary
Researchers and conservators from the Antarctic Heritage Trust located a a 100 year old rusted tin containing a Huntley & Palmers fruitcake amongst the ruins of Antartica’s oldest building. The cake is believed to have belonged to explorer Robert Falcon Scott who probably packed it for his 1911 Terra Nova Expedition near Cape Adare. Once...
Conservators with Antarctic Heritage Trust have uncovered a perfectly preserved fruitcake that dates back to Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition, which began in 1910. More »
Fruitcake already has a reputation for lasting a questionably long time. Conservators from the Antarctic Heritage Trust have discovered one that's about 100 years old, and incredibly, appears fine to eat. SEE ALSO: Kit Kat with a cake...Show More Summary
An undead fruitcake rises from the darkness of history and impresses the Antarctic Heritage Trust with its immortality.
Fantastic news. The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has recovered a 118-year-old watercolour painting from famed polar explorer, Dr Edward Wilson. The painting was almost perfectly preserved, but hidden among dust, mould and penguin crap. Apparently, penguins can't be bothered with fine art. More »
The season for getting anything done in Antarctica is short, and when the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust was gathering artifacts for conservation at explorers’ huts in Cape Adare, they had to work quickly. They gathered up 1,500...Show More Summary
After ten years of work, the Antarctic Heritage Trust has done an amazing job of restoring and preserving.
photo via Antarctic Heritage Trust Last year, a notebook belonging to a member of the Terra Nova Expedition, the ill-fated final Antarctic expedition of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, was discovered near Scott’s Hut in Antarctica. Dating from 1911, the notebook belonged to George Murray Levick, a British explorer, photographer, and surgeon. It contains Levick’s […]
photo via Antarctic Heritage Trust Last year a notebook belonging to a member of the Terra Nova Expedition, the ill-fated final Antarctic expedition of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, was discovered near Scott’s Hut in Antarctica. Dating from 1911, the notebook belonged to George Murray Levick, a British explorer, photographer, and surgeon. It contains Levick’s […]
A notebook containing recorded details of plates shot by explorer George Murray Levick during Captain Scott’s final expedition has been found and restored by the Antarctic Heritage Trust of New Zealand. Discovered in melted snow outside...Show More Summary
A photographer?s notebook left behind a century ago at Captain Scott?s last expedition base at Cape Evans, Antarctica, has been discovered and conserved by New Zealand?s Antarctic Heritage Trust. The Trust?s conservation specialists found the notebook outside Scott?s 1911 Terra Nova base. Show More Summary
Author: Aline Leclercq Date: 23/04/14 Temperature: -26 degrees Wind speed: 11 mph Temp with wind chill: - 38 degrees Sunrise: 11.42am Sunset: 2.00pm The week before Easter in the Antarctic Heritage Trust lab, I had been working on chocolate. Show More Summary