British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904
Fragments of a cake that was alleged to have been sent to Captain Lawrence Oates during the Terra Nova expedition 1910-1912. Captain Scott put Oates in charge of horses during the expedition because of his skill and experience as a cavalry officer.
The cake, which has fragmented into small crumbs, has been placed in a wooden box with a glass window. By having such a box specially made for it, the cake has almost been given the status of a holy relic.