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1912: Frozen Bodies of Robert Scott and his Colleagues Found

1912: Frozen Bodies of Robert Scott and his Colleagues Found
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  • historical event: Robert Scott was one of the most tragic researchers in history. He managed to reach the South Pole, hoping that he’d become the first man in history to do so, but he was beaten to it by a Norwegian expedition which had arrived only 33 days earlier.

Robert F. Scott was a British polar explorer. In the year 1910 he started a bold expedition to Antarctica with the goal of being the first to conquer the South Pole. On 17 January 1912 his team managed to reach the South Pole, only to discover that the Norwegian expedition with Roald Amundsen had already been there. The Norwegians beat them by only 33 days. Scott’s expedition died from the cold during their return journey. He and four of his colleagues froze and their bodies were left preserved the ice. Eight months later, the bodies of Scott and two of his colleagues were found buried in the ice. Their graves are marked with piles of ice and a cross made of skis. The bodies of the other two remaining members of the expedition were never found.

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