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Mystery Explored: The Search for El Dorado
Expedition Dates: November 25 – December 10, 2004

Summary:

It is a legend that has beckoned a thousand explorations into the mountains and rainforests of South America. The mere idea of El Dorado—a city of gold buried in the jungle—fueled the imagination of Spanish conquistadors for centuries. But when no city appeared, so the legend faded. Yet the recent find of a remarkable document has given new life to the search for El Dorado. Eager to follow up on these latest developments, I threw myself into an exciting journey that took me from the icy waters of Lake Titicaca in Southern Peru, to the frozen Altiplano of the high Andes, and then finally deep into the Amazon jungle on a quest to find El Dorado.


Sponsoring Institution: The History Channel

Experts involved:
Mr. Darwin Moscoso, River guide
Mr. Greg Deyermenjian, Explorer
Mr. Paulino Mamani, Explorer
Mr. Gustavo Villavisencio, Diver
Mr. Peter Frost, Historian

Locations Visited:
Lima, Peru
Cusco, Peru
Puno, Peru
Juliaca, Peru
Pillcopata, Peru
Atalaya, Peru
Choqueconcha, Peru
Lake Titicaca


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