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"Real El Dorado" uncovered in the Amazon

Posted on Friday, 8 January, 2010 | Comment icon 7 comments | News tip by: behaviour???


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The remains of a long lost civilization have been uncovered by deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

Some are calling it the real El Dorado in what is turning in to one of the biggest finds for years. Satellite flyovers of deforested regions of the Amazon have revealed an extensive series of trenches and earthworks as well as evidence of several hundred giant structures that are thought to have been built by a civilization of over 60,000 inhabitants.

"Satellite flyovers of newly cleared land in the Amazon have uncovered a vanished civilization that could rival the Incans or Aztecs in sophistication."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by meankitty on 8 January, 2010, 16:43
Interesting! I'm going to read up on Fawcett and wait to see what comes out of this. Thank you B???
Comment icon #2 Posted by ROGER on 8 January, 2010, 20:54
You know , the only thing I know on the subject comes from an old Saturday morning Cartoon.! Estabon, and the city of gold? Or something like that.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Ugly1 on 9 January, 2010, 0:31
So I guess this civilization was practicing deforestation as well.
Comment icon #4 Posted by TRUEYOUTRUEME on 9 January, 2010, 1:07
This thread "Amazon explorers uncover signs of a real El Dorado ( the city of gold)" should be merged into this one. If a moderator does that though they can please delete this post of mine that only suggests it. Great topic!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jesse_Custer on 9 January, 2010, 2:01
You know , the only thing I know on the subject comes from an old Saturday morning Cartoon.! Estabon, and the city of gold? Or something like that. The Mysterious Cities of Gold.
Comment icon #6 Posted by WiCkEdWENDIGO on 9 January, 2010, 2:45
Thanks B??? Aztecs had el dorado Mexico still had it when cortez left the city under one fallen ruin was a temple dedicated to the moon only one side was covered years later they dug it out to find that side was coated in a gold color. they didnt use real gold! my great grandmother was one of few Aztecs left and this story was passed through generations. she died 2 years ago. wearing a ceremonial dress and everything.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Mr. Curious on 10 January, 2010, 21:47
So I guess this civilization was practicing deforestation as well. i'm guessing that the forest grew over it, any info on how old this city is?


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