If Fawcett's adventures in the Amazon pique your interest, you can hack into
the jungle of research on him and Z with the following as guides
...from the serious .
Charles Mann, author of
1491, theorizes on what a
pre-Colombian civilization in the Amazon might have been like in the
David Grann speaks to interviewers at the New Yorker and the Daily Beast. His original article about Fawcett was published in the New Yorker (you may need to register to view it.)
Michael Heckenberger from the University of Florida, is excavating ancient ruins that indicate Fawcett was at least partially right in his quest for a lost city. His website links to articles at NPR and National Geographic.
to the frivolous
Fawcett was lured into the jungle by an erotic spirit guide, so says
Colonel Fawcett is still alive! He's 141 and has discovered not only the secret to eternal life, but also the advanced city of Ibez, inhabited by extra-terrestrials and intra-terrestrials (beings from the hollow core of the earth). A crack team of explorers is suited up and ready to go in search of Ibez, just as soon as you sign up to become a sponsor
Coming soon to movie theaters? According to IMDB, The Lost City of Z, starring Brad Pitt as Col. Percy Fawcett, is currently in production.
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