Q: Who was Percy Harrison Fawcett and is the legend about the “Lost City of El Dorado” true?
A: Percy Harrison Fawcett was one of the great explorers of our time that embarked on an adventure to find the “Lost City of El Dorado”, also known as the “Lost City of Z”. In 1925, he embarked on a much publicized search to find the “Lost City of Z”, the site of an ancient Amazonian civilization that may or may not have existed. He never returned and was never found alive or dead.
Information gathered from The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann.
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Submitted by Kasia Piasecka, Reference Assistant