A concise edit of 'The Secret of El Dorado' (BBC) with clips of 'Unnatural Histories: Amazon' (BBC) to focus on the history of the miraculously fertile Amazonian soil known as Terra Preta. SYNOPSIS: It was the most notorious wild-goose chase in history: the Conquistadors' search for El Dorado, a fabulous kingdom of gold that Indians said lay hidden in the jungles of the Amazon Basin.
National Geographic - Lost Cities of the Amazon - Terra Preta clip: https://vimeo.com/87933397
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