Are these ancient human settlement ruins in ANTARCTICA?
Are these ancient human settlement ruins in ANTARCTICA? In this recently released remote sensing photography of a mission in Antartica for NASA's Operation IceBridge, an amazing discovery when images revealed what some experts are believing could be the existence of a possible ancient human settlement that lies 2.3 kilometers of ice. The intriguing discovery in Antartica was made during some aircraft tests trials of NASA's Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS) lidar technology that is set to be launched on the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 in 2017, that aims to monitor changes in the polar ice. They were so surprised when they noticed some abnormal features on the lidar imagery. For now, they can only speculate what these features might be, but the launching of the ICESat-2 in 2017 could lead to further major discoveries and a better understanding of Antarctica's geomorphological features.
Ashoka Tripathi, a leading archeologist for the Department of Archaeology at the University of Calcutta, believes that the images show clear evidence of an ancient human settlement that is beneath the ice sheet. These images show clear features of some human-made structure; that resembles some pyramidal structure. The structural patterns clearly show nothing that would be expected from natural geomorphological formations that are found in nature. In the images, they cam see clear evidence of human engineering. The only thing is that these photographs were taken in Antarctica underneath two kilometers of ice. For now, it is a mystery what these photos mean. The pictures reflect just a small portion of Antarctica's total land mass. There are possibly other additional sites that are covered over with ice that they will eventually uncover. It just goes to show how easy it is to underestimate both the size and scale of past human settlements around the world.
Christopher Adam, a historian and cartographer at the University of Cambridge, thinks there may be another rational explanation. A 1513 AD map of Turkish admiral Piri Reis shows the ice less coastline of Antarctica. Piri Reis successfully mapped the coastline of Antarctica more than 500 years ago. The map shows the coastline of Antarctica without any ice. Many wonder how that is even possible when images of the subglacial coastline of Antarctica were only seen for the first time in 1958 after the development of ground-penetrating radar. It might be possible that Antarctica was not always covered with such a substantial ice sheet. These images might prove that possibility. This could also prove how the slight pole shift or displacement of the axis of rotation of the Earth that has happened in the past could be possible for a rational explanation. It's all quite exciting to say the least.
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