is for The Lost City of Z
Fawcett found a document known as Manuscript 512 [pt], held at the National Library of Brazil, believed to have been written by Portuguese bandeirante João da Silva Guimarães. Da Silva wrote that, during 1753, he discovered the ruins of an ancient city that contained arches, a statue and a temple with hieroglyphics. He described the city ruins in great detail without giving its location.
Fawcett intended to pursue finding this city. He was preparing an expedition to find "Z" when World War I broke out and the British government suspended its support. Fawcett returned to Britain and served on the Western Front during the war. In 1920 Fawcett undertook a personal expedition to find the city but withdrew after suffering from fever and having to shoot his pack animal. On a second expedition five years later Fawcett, his son Jack, and Jack's friend Raleigh Rimell disappeared in the Mato Grosso jungle. (from Wikipedia)
|Artist rendition of the Lost City of Z (Earth Chronicles News)|
|Calakmul Mayan Ruins, Yucatan|