The Western Lines

June 18, 2010

Lost Cities of the Amazon

Today on Discovery Enterprise we are going on an expedition into the heart of the Amazon in search of Lost Cities.

Over the centuries, explorers traded tales of a lost civilization amid the dense Amazonian rainforest. Scientists dismissed the legends as exaggerations, believing that the rainforest could not sustain such a huge population — until now. A new generation of explorers armed with 21st-century technology has uncovered remarkable evidence that could reinvent our understanding of the Amazon and the indigenous peoples who lived there.

National Geographic – Explorer: Lost Cities of the Amazon

http://www.megavideo.com/v/7XOMOIT4f76a5b75eccb50d8ff293cbbc89d4816

Author’s note: Be sure to read story posted by my good friend and co-blogger Ralph Buttigieg about the famous British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett who plunged into the Amazon forest in search of a lost civilisation he had named the City of Z never to be seen again.

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