Antarctic Heritage Trust Conservators Found A Hundred Year Old Fruit Cake

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There is documentation showing that Scott took this brand of cake with him on his explorations, said the trust, a nonprofit organisation that is in the business of "inspiring explorers". It was wrapped in paper and in its original "tin-plated iron alloy tin" container, that was made by the British biscuit company Huntley & Palmers.

The fruitcake's tin is not as well preserved as the cake itself.

A conservation manager said it was in "excellent condition".

A team of four conservators have been working in the Canterbury Museum lab in New Zealand on the conservation of Antarctic artefacts from Cape Adare.The team recently finished the large project, conserving nearly 1,500 artefacts.

Well this wonder cake was found along with other artefacts at Cape Adare in Antarctica as per the researchers, the Antarctic Heritage Trust in the UK.

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The cake was wrapped in a white paper and placed in a box, and those from the organization say it's in an excellent condition, looking nearly edible. "There is no doubt the extreme cold in Antarctica has assisted its preservation". "It's an ideal high-energy food for Antarctic conditions, and is still a favorite item on modern trips to the Ice". The huts were built by Norwegian Carsten Borchgrevink's expedition in 1899 and later used by Captain Scott's party in 1911. Nearly 1,500 artifacts were found by a team of four conservationists that had been working at the hut since May 2016.

The cake's sheer density probably helps. So far more than 1500 artifacts have been recovered including the cake.

The buildings were the first in Antarctica and are the only examples left of humanity's first building on any continent.

This is something Scott's team knew - in fact, Maria says that "his party conducted a study that suggested a high-carb, high-fat diet to be optimal for the harsh climes".

A team has been working in New Zealand on the conservation of Antarctic artefacts from Cape Adare. This will happen once the huts themselves have been restored.

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