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  1. Century-Old Shackleton Photo Negatives Found In Antarctic Ice

    In a modern-day equivalent of discovering Ötzi the Iceman, 22 negatives from one of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s polar expeditions have been found frozen in a block of Antarctic ice. A New Zealand photography conservation expert developed the negatives, which were found near a historic hut used by explorers — and found startlingly clear images of Shackleton’s ship, crew and snowy days. Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition took place from 1914-1917 and claimed the lives of three men, including the photographer who left these undeveloped negatives behind.

     Sources: PopPhoto, Imaging Resource

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