Friday, 18 August 2017

100-year-old Cake found in Antarctica and it Still Looks Fresh

A cake, dated between 1910 and 1913 has been discovered in Antarctica and it still looks fresh. It is believed that the cake date to Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova Expedition between 1910 and 1913. Antarctic Heritage Trust said the cake which is packaged in now rusted tin, may still be edible.

Lizzie Meek, the manager of the Trust expressed delight at the discovery saying "with just two weeks to go on the conservation of the Cape Adare artefacts, finding such a perfectly preserved fruitcake in amongst the last handful of unidentified and severely corroded tins was quite a surprise.
"It's an ideal high-energy food for Antarctic conditions, and is still a favourite item on modern trips to the Ice."
The cake has been taken New Zealand's Canterbury Museum laboratory.
 

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