The ‘Lost Cities’ of the Amazon

After 300 years of hunting a mythical El Dorado in the Americas, archaeologists looked more closely at Amazonia’s forest floor, working with the remaining Indigenous people and excavated long ditches and mounds. Mapping them, they found the markings of large settlements; walls, moats, plazas, and roads connected to even more settlements, all over the Amazon.  A Vox video by Sam Ellis.


“‘Mind blowing’ ancient settlements uncovered in the Amazon,” Freda Kreier, Nature

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