The Antarctic Heritage Foundation in New Zealand recently stated that a picture of the British scientist Edward Wilson was found. The painting is about 118 years.

The work was called Pishukh. It is dated 1899 year. The author of the picture is a researcher Edward Wilson, whose works depicting the fauna of Antarctica are now stored in the Cheltenham Art Gallery.

The picture was perfectly preserved, for a long time it was under a layer of mold, dust and excrement of penguins at low temperatures.

The researcher died in 1912, when he returned home after traveling with another three members of the team, including the expedition leader, Robert Scott. It should be noted that Scott was one of the discoverers of the South Pole. Wilson participated in polar expeditions two times in 1901-1904, and also in 1910-1912. According to the researchers, the author painted a watercolor drawing with a bird when he was treated for tuberculosis in Europe. Later, the artist returned to Antarctica again, taking the picture with him.

The canvas, which depicts a dead bird, was accidentally discovered by restorer Josephine Bergmark-Jimenez while cleaning a long-abandoned hut in Cape Adar. Almost 1500 different artifacts were found in this temporary refuge of the polar explorers, which were later taken to New Zealand.