100-year-old painting found in Antarctic hut

Published on July 5th, 2017 | by admin


A 100-year-old watercolour painting of a dead bird linked to the Scott expedition has been found in a hut in Antarctica.

The painting of a Tree Creeper was in a hut built by Norwegian explorers and later used by the Scott expedition.

The image was found in a pile of papers covered in mould and penguin excrement.

It is believed to be by British scientist Dr Edward Wilson, who died on the ill-fated Scott expedition to the South Pole in 1912.

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Story: Mauricio Olmedo-Perez, BBC | Photo: The Antarctic Heritage Trust

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