Digging for the Truth: The Lost Cities of the Amazon (2006)

History Channel

In May 2006, reports emerged of an "Amazon Stonehenge", found in the Amazon Basin, in Brazil. It is comprised of 127 blocks of granite, each 10 feet high, standing upright in even circles in an open field, according to ABC News and Mongabay.com. According to MSNBC, some of the blocks are has high as 9 feet tall, and crown a grassy hilltop. Based on ceramic fragments found nearby, archaeologists believe this structure is between 500 and 2000 years old.
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For 500 years, explorers have been searching the Amazon for traces of its fabled lost cities...now host Josh Bernstein searches for the most famous of them all.



Following in the footsteps of explorer Colonel Percy Heath Fawcett, host, Josh Bernstein treks through thick overgrown regions of the Amazon rainforest on the trail of the legendary "Lost City of Z".



Along the way, he braves piranha-infested rivers, hacks through virgin jungle, and comes to terms with massive regions of deforestation. Finally, he joins up with the Kuikuro tribe. This warrior people will take him to investigate the archaeological remains of a huge forgotten city. Could it be the "Lost City of Z"?



They'll teach him the ancient hunting, fishing, and horticultural techniques that allowed them to flourish long before European contact...and which may be the key to the rainforest's future.

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