Photo: Superdirt Made Lost Amazon Cities Possible?



Three Kuikuro Indians pose for documentary filmmakers in 2008 in Brazil's Xingu Indigenous Park, a remote Amazon Basin refuge for traditional cultures.

The Kuikuro tribe is said to be among the last to have seen British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who in 1925 led an ill-fated quest for a fabled lost Amazonian city. The idea that the region hosted ancient cities is gaining ground in the 21st century, due in part to studies of an ancient man-made soil, which may have provided the food necessary for such a civilization.

Photograph copyright Phil Day / Edge West, LLC


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