Antarctica is a fascinating continent because the majority of its landmass is shrouded in ice.
However, the wonders of modern research are beginning to reveal the secrets of Antarctica.
Bed elevation map of Antarctica.
Bedmap2: Improved ice bed, surface and thickness datasets for Antarctica
Fretwell et al. / Bedmap Consortium
The mysteries shrouding the Inflating Earth are also being slowly revealed as we discover more about Antarctica.
Firstly, there is a clear marsupial connection between Antarctica and Australia.
This supports the concept that the landmasses of Antarctica and Australia where once connected.
Secondly, Antarctica was once “verdant” and was “teeming with trees and flowering plants”.
This supports the concept that Antarctica once experienced sunshine all year round.
Antarctica hasn’t always been covered by miles-thick ice sheets, a land of hunkered-down penguins and some scraggly grasses.
Roughly 35 million years ago, Antarctica was a warmer, more luscious land.
Then, the glaciers that now dominate the land were relegated to the high mountaintops, if they existed at all.
Instead of miles of frozen water, Antarctica was teeming with trees and flowering plants, a verdant landscape home to ancient marsupials, says Rice University’s John Anderson.
Here’s What Antarctica Looks Like Under All The Ice
Placing the bedrock topography of Antarctica within its wider Southern Hemisphere context provides a number of insights into the Inflating Earth.
1) The Antarctic Peninsula [now pointing towards South America] appears to have pivoted away from the main [circular] body of Antarctica as the Atlantic Ocean stretched open [from East to West] between Africa and the Americas.
2) The stretching out of the Indian Ocean is reflected in the Antarctic landmass where both radial and northward stretch marks can be clearly observed [especially in the Australian segment].
3) The stretching out of the Pacific Ocean [primarily from West to East] caused further arching in the Antarctic Peninsula and the Transantarctic Mountains.
Intriguingly, removing the apparent stretching of Antarctica [using a graphics package] suggests that the continent was once circular with a mountainous centre and outer border.
In 1665, the German Jesuit priest, Athanasius Kircher, published Mundus Subterraneus, a massive book which included a reproduction of an ancient Egyptian map of Atlantis.
The Latin label translates: “Site of Atlantis, now beneath the sea, according to the beliefs of the Egyptians and the description of Plato.”
Atlantis in Antarctica – Rand & Rose Flem-Ath
Atlantis (in Greek, Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, “island of Atlas”) is a legendary island first mentioned in Plato’s dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written about 360 BC. According to Plato, Atlantis was a naval power lying “in front of the Pillars of Hercules” that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of Solon, or approximately 9600 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean “in a single day and night of misfortune”.