100 years old notebook of explorer Robert Scott found in excursion at Antarctica

October 25, 2014 6:10 PM

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A notebook from Robert Scott’s Antarctic expedition has been found after a hundred years, trapped in the ice of the frozen continent, New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust said. It belonged to scientist George Murray Levick and was discovered outside Scott’s 1911 Terra Nova base during last year’s summer ice melt. The writing in the book that is found, is still very legible. It has Levick’s name in the front page. The binding of the book has however dissolved as the continent is covered with ice, the trust’s executive director Nigel Watson told the press.

“It’s an exciting find. The notebook is a missing part of the official expedition record,” he said. “After spending seven years conserving Scott’s last expedition building and collection, we are delighted to still be finding new artefacts.”

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