Archeologist: Melting Ice Has Exposed An Ancient Civilisation Beneath Antarctica
'melting ice' on Satellite images from NASA
A top Archeologist has claimed that 'melting ice' on Satellite images from NASA has revealed man-made-looking structures under the ice in Antartica, which could be evidence ancient civilization.
Ashoka Tripathi, of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Calcutta, claims that NASA images show a possible human settlement some 2.3 kilometers beneath the icy surface.
The images reveal strange marking in the snow, which Tripathi claims are "manufactured" and not natural.
“These are clearly features of some sort of human-made structure, resembling some sort of pyramidal structure." He said.
“The patterns clearly show nothing we should expect from natural geomorphological formations found in nature. We clearly have here evidence of human engineering.
The Daily Express reports: “The only problem is that these photographs were taken in Antarctica under 2 kilometers of ice. That is clearly the puzzling part, we do not have any explanation for this at the moment
“It just shows us how easy it is to underestimate both the size and scale of past human settlements.”
One theory is that Antarctica was not always as cold and covered in snow.
The images reveal strange marking in the snow, which Tripathi claims are manufactured and not natural.
An ancient map dating back to the 1500s seems to show Antarctica’s coastline in unprecedented detail.
Perhaps the most significant item on the map is the depiction of Antarctica – despite Antarctica not officially being discovered until 1773 by Captain James Cook.
But even more perplexing is that the map shows the frozen continent much more eastern than it is today and with less snow and ice coverage.
Despite numerous studies concluding the last time Antarctica could have been ice-free was 4,000 BC, even the United States Air Force Reconnaissance Technical Squadron (SAC) believed that the mysterious map “indicates the coastline had been mapped before it was covered by the ice-cap”.
Historian and cartographer at the University of Cambridge, Christopher Adam, said: “One of the histories most puzzling maps is that of the Turkish admiral Piri Reis in 1513 AD which successfully mapped the coastline of Antarctica over 500 years ago.
Antarctica, the southernmost continent, and site of the South Pole. Most cruises to the continent visit the Antarctic Peninsula, which stretches toward South America where you will find Port Lockroy, a former British research station turned museum.
“What is most fascinating about this map is that it shows the coastline of Antarctica without any ice. How is this possible when images of the subglacial coastline of Antarctica were only seen for the first time after the development of ground-penetrating radar in 1958?
“Is it possible Antarctica has not always been covered under such an ice sheet? This could be evidence that it is a possibility.
“A slight pole shift or displacement of the axis of rotation of the Earth in historical times is possibly the only rational explanation that comes to mind but we definitely need more research done before we jump to any conclusion.”