2002

Full length: (49 mins.) ... Date: ( 2002) ... Source: https://youtu.be/DMi94nILyeM


Tragically, the Spaniards brought diseases against which the Amerindians had little resistance. Orellana and his men were the first and last Europeans to set eyes on an Amazonian civilisation. They themselves may have been the ones to trigger its rapid decline.

The Secret of El Dorado

The discovery of biochar

A legendary civilisation is found to be a real part of history. Once thought to be too good to be true on the basis of stories told by the Spanish explorer Francisco de Orellana this BBC doco separates fact from fiction.

The real discovery however is terra preta (black earth). For hundreds if not thousands of years this now uninhabited rainforest region was home to millions of highly civilised people who cultivated their soil's fertility.

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