A Realidade encontra o Fantástico – Cidade de Z

The Lost City of Z is the name given by Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett, a British surveyor, to a city that he allegedly saw in the jungle of the Matto Grosso region of Brazil.
This mysterious city is referenced in the Royal Archives of Portugal by a man who said that he visited the city in the mid-1700s. The city was described in great detail, but no firm location was given except the Matto Grosso.
Fawcett allegedly heard about this city in the early 1900s and went to Lisbon to learn more, and came across the earlier report. He was about to go in search of the city when World War I intervened.
In 1925, Fawcett and his son Jack disappeared in the Matto Grosso while searching for Z.
It is doubtful that Z ever existed. The report from the 1700s, as well as what Fawcett said that he saw, was probably some odd rock formations that exist in the region.
Paititi refers to the legendary lost city said to lie east of the Andes, hidden somewhere within the remote rain forests of southeast Peru, northern Bolivia, and southwest Brazil. In Peru the Paititi legend revolves around the story of the culture-hero Inkarrí, who, after he founded Q’ero and Cuzco, retreated toward the jungles of Pantiacolla, to live out the rest of his days at his refuge city of Paititi. Other variants of the legend see Paititi as an Incan refuge in the border area between Bolivia and Brazil.
In 2001 the Italian archaeologist Mario Polia discovered the report of the missionary Andrea Lopez in the archives of the Jesuits in Rome. In the document, which originates from the time around 1600, Lopez describes a large city rich in gold, silver and jewels, located in the middle of the tropical jungle near a waterfall and called Paititi by the natives. Lopez informed the Pope about its discovery. Conspiracy theories maintain that the exact location of Paititi has been kept secret by the Vatican.
The most serious and extensive investigation into the non-Peruvian origin of the name “Paititi” and its original locale, has been made by Vera Tyuleneva, archivist at the Qorikancha in Cusco, who has made expeditions to northern Bolivia, and provided extensive and detailed written reports of her findings.Within Peru the most serious and extensive investigations into lost sites within the mountains and jungles associated with Paititi have been carried out by the Peruvian medical doctor/explorer, Carlos Neuenschwander Landa; Argentinian Salesian priest/explorer, Juan Carlos Polentini Wester; and, into the present day (2006), by psychologist/explorer, Gregory Deyermenjian (USA), and by frontiersman/cartographer/explorer Paulino Mamani (Peru).
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