This is breif history of important events in antarctica.
AD 43- Pomponius Mela published a map of a supposed southern continent
AD 700s- Canoeists from Polynesia might have viewed icebergs and pack ice from Antarctica
1773- Cook makes the first known crossing of the Antarctic Circle. He could not break through the ice so he sails right past Antarctica but doesn't see the actual continent.
1810- Hasslburgh discovers Macquarie Island, which is about 800 kilometres from the Tasmanian coast. A shipwreck is found which probably means there have been earlier visitors.
1820- Bellingshausen (Russian explorer) views the ice cliffs of Antarctica but d…
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