Archaeology & History
"Real El Dorado" uncovered in the Amazon
By T.K. Randall
January 8, 2010 · 7 comments
Image Credit: Fernando S. Aldado
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. Researchers found mysterious geometric trenches and other earthworks carved into the landscape as early as a decade ago, but satellites have paved the way for the discovery of over 200 giant structures.
Source: Discovery News
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