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Lost Kingdoms of South America episode 4

Lost Kingdoms of South America episode 4: In the spectacular deserts of coastal Peru, archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper explores the dramatic rise and fall of Chimor, the first empire of South America. His journey begins among the ruins of a vast lost city once home to an all-powerful monarchy, whose subjects transformed the desert landscape, created gold and silver treasures and believed so strongly in the power of their gods that they made the most shocking of sacrifices. Chimor thrived…

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Lost Kingdoms of South America episode 3

Lost Kingdoms of South America episode 3: Through the mountains and jungles of Colombia, archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper goes in search of the truth behind one of the greatest stories ever told - the legend of El Dorado. His journey takes him from Bogota to the Caribbean coast, through territories once dominated by two cultures, the Muisca and the Tairona, who flourished for centuries before the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century.       When the Spanish…

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Lost Kingdoms of South America episode 2

Lost Kingdoms of South America episode 2: Deep in the Bolivian Andes at the height of 13,000ft stands Tiwanaku, the awe-inspiring ruins of a monolithic temple city. Built by a civilisation who dominated a vast swathe of South America, it was abandoned 1,000 years ago. For centuries it has been a mystery - how did a civilisation flourish at such an altitude and why did it vanish?       Jago Cooper journeys through Bolivia's spectacular landscape to investigate the…

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Lost Kingdoms of South America episode 1

Lost Kingdoms of South America episode 1: Archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper embarks on an epic journey into the remote Peruvian Andes in search of the mysterious Chachapoya people. Once numbering half a million, they were known as the 'People of the Clouds'. Dr Cooper reveals how they developed sophisticated methods of recording stories, traded in exotic goods found hundreds of miles from their territory, and had funeral traditions that challenge assumptions about ancient human behaviour.       His search…

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Lost Kingdoms of Central America episode 4

Lost Kingdoms of Central America episode 4: Dr Jago Cooper explores the ancient civilisation of Teotihuacan, which exploded into a position of dominance in the Americas almost 2,000 years ago.     Dr Jago Cooper explores the rise and fall of the forgotten civilisations of central America. His quest takes him from the crystal blue seas of the Caribbean to the new world's most impressive pyramids, flying over the smoking volcanoes of Costa Rica and travelling deep underground in the…

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