The golden city in the Amazon is emerging
Signs of what could be a previously unknown ancient civilisation are emerging from beneath the felled trees of the Amazon. Some 260 giant avenues, ditches and enclosures have been spotted from the air in a region straddling Brazil’s border with Bolivia.
Now deforestation, increased air travel and satellite imagery are telling a different story. It’s never-ending,” says Denise Schaan of the Federal University of ParÃ¡ in BelÃ©m, Brazil, who made many of the new discoveries from planes or by examining Google Earth images. “Every week we find new structures