Photo: press service of the Northern fleet
On the New Earth found the proposed location of the food depot of Arctic explorers of the nineteenth century. The discovery was made by the crew of the ship “Elbrus”, reported the press service of the Northern fleet, reports TASS.
The report said that the depot may belong to the Austro-Hungarian expedition of 1872-1874 years Carl Weyprecht and Julius payer, who discovered the archipelago of Franz-Joseph.
The crew of “Elbrus” made the discovery during a delivery to the Islands of the Arctic ocean. Sailors also explored the coast of the Islands of the Barents, photographed and filmed the island and the area of the Peninsula Litke. Discovery depot will be confirmed after study of the materials obtained.
Food depot New Earth was laid on 15 August 1872, with the assistance of the sponsor Johann Wilczek, however, as writes TASS, the expedition of payer and Weyprecht didn’t. Information about her subsequent detection of no.
In January, the staff of the national Park “Russian Arctic” was restored and digitized found on the Hayes island in the archipelago of Franz Joseph, the film of the 1970-ies with the chronicle about the Antarctic station “Youth”. The material consists of both color and black and white shots. As told the chief of Department of preservation of historical and cultural heritage of the Park Eugene Ermolov, the film was glued together “almost a band-aid,” but this is the value of the findings.
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