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The Lost City of Z and the Mysterious Disappearance of Percy Fawcett

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By Bryan Hilliard

References

Lost in the Amazon. United States: PBS Home Video, 2011. Film.

"Secrets of The Dead: Lost in the Amazon." PBS. 2015. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/ajax/printable/?id=829&box=2.

Minister, Christopher. "Francisco De Orellana’s Amazon River Expedition." http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/latinamericatheconquest/p/Francisco-De-Orellana-S-Amazon-River-Expedition.htm.

"Secrets of the Lost City of Z." CBSNews. February 10, 2010. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/secrets-of-the-lost-city-of-z/.

Swancer, Brent. "The Mysterious Lost Expedition for the City of Z | Mysterious Universe." Mysterious Universe. August 4, 2014. http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/08/the-mysterious-lost-expedition-for-the-city-z/.

Grann, David. "The Lost City of Z: A Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon." September 19, 2005. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2005.

Comments

I just came here after watching the movie the Lost city of Z. What an ultimate sacrifice by Mr. Percy fawcett. What a great explorer. But sadly he didn't return back. I hope he is in the arms of the almighty Lord Jesus.

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That is...IF he died....

I'm completely fascinated by this man's life. I don't understand why anyone is arguing. Can't we all agree that this man lived an amazing life? Had to take some measure of courage. I for one admire him, and if he had flaws, so what..i know I do too. But I also know I'm not courageous enough to do what he did. I really wish we knew how he died though...

Percy Fawcett's story amazes me. The WWII generation is called the Greatest Generation, but this time in history produced a number of extraordinarily brave, curious, and committed people to understand their or our world, without internet, GPS, special nasa-developed equipment, or modern medication, Sure, they tended to be well-off and well-educated, but that is why they had the time, money, resources, and connections. Still, they went into the heart of the world based on their gut and belief with a lot heart and soul.

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