Lots of surprises may be hidden under the Antarctic ice and are waiting to be discovered.
The possible existence of a prehistoric civilization in Antarctica started drawing attention of professional historians after the World War II. The hypothesis can be supported by the medieval maps and research of the Western paleogeologists and glaciologists.
….About twenty years later the head of the Istanbul National Museum, Halil Edhem found an old map while revising the library of Byzantine emperors in the old sultans palace.
The author of the map depicted the Western coast of Africa, the Southern coast of South America and the Northern coast of Antarctica.
…..Halil was astonished. The ice edge of the Queen Maud Land south of 70th parallel was free of ice. The author mapped a mountain chain at this point. The name of the cartographer was well known to Edhem. It was the admiral of Ottoman Empire Fleet, Piri Reis, who lived in the first half of the 16th century.