Recently, a Google Earth image of a dome-shaped fort in Antarctica has provoked questions of a possible lost civilization on the frozen continent. The massive structure was found deep in Antarctica, and no one has been able to explain the discovery as of yet.
The oval-shaped building is around 400 feet across and is a seemingly man-made structure. Furthermore, some have speculated that the dome could be a castle or even a fort. If those speculations are true, then the entire scientific world could end up being turned upside down as it was previously assumed that the region had never been inhabited.
And while no one has been able to explain the structure, it provides obvious evidence of the possibility of an ancient lost city or civilization that may have once flourished in the South Pole. However, there are quite a few theories that have been sparked by the discovery. Included in those are the possibility that extraterrestrial beings may have constructed the dome, and the second more innocent possibility of ancient humans building it.
‘What if, in the distant past, when Earth –and Antarctica— was much different then today, an ancient civilization developed there, creating fascinating structures, monuments and temples there?’ a post on Ancient Code says.
Of course, this isn’t the first discovery in the same region that has been followed by theories that there may have once been a civilization in Antarctica. Google Earth images depicting pyramids have also been circulating in recent months without much explanation, and NASA released pictures from its IceBridge ice-mapping mission that also triggered claims of a lost civilization.
Ashoka Tripathi, who works for the Department of Archaeology at the University of Calcutta stated that the images showed ‘clear evidence’ of an ancient civilization lying beneath the ice.
‘These are clearly features of some sort of human-made structure, resembling some sort of pyramidal structure,’ he said.
‘The patterns clearly show nothing we should expect from natural geomorphological formations found in nature.
‘We clearly have here evidence of human engineering. The only problem is that these photographs were taken in Antarctica under 2 kilometers of ice. That is clearly the puzzling part, we do not have any explanation for this at the moment.’
On top of that, many have pointed to the 1513 Piri Reis map which contains a representation of Antarctica that wouldn’t have been discovered for another 300 years. And while that by itself is intriguing, it also shows the land mass before it was covered in ice, which would have been over 6,000 years ago.
So, what secrets are lying within the confines of the continent of Antarctica? Just within the last year, we have uncovered many discoveries that may indicate something far deeper than ever imagined. Yet, scientists don’t seem to be chomping at the bit to uncover anything else. Wouldn’t you agree that it is due time that we find out the truth of Antarctica’s ancient history?