His disappearance is one of the greatest mysteries of the twentieth century in the field of exploration. He was one of the models on which they created and inspired Indiana Jones Lost World of Conan Doyle. Up comes a Tintin album. Lawrence of Arabia once wanted to accompany (but two such egos would not fit in the Amazon and we would have been without taking Aqaba). "The great explorer," Michel Le Bris calls it in his indispensable Dictionnaire des Amoreux explorateurs (Plon, 2010). Well, one might doubt that a great browser may be lost but there are Livingstone, Henry Hudson, John Cabot ...
Fawcett was obsessed with finding a supposed mysterious city in the jungle of Mato Grosso. That city of great monuments and walls, he called simply Z, to mislead, they would have built, I thought wildly, nothing less than the Atlanteans. Born in Torquay, Devon, our man, a handsome, tall and brave, he joined the Royal Artillery. He was assigned to Ceylon, where he discovered a love of archeology and extrasensory enjoyed mystical experiences. I had this weakness for the occult and esoteric: haunted spiritualism and Theosophy, Madame Blavatsky was follower and even used a Ouija board to decide where to shoot their shells. After working as a spy in North Africa was booked by the Royal Geographic Society for cartographic explorations blank areas on the maps to resolve the border dispute between Brazil and Bolivia. He did great and took her to the forest taste. Between 1906 and 1924 made seven expeditions (see his Through the Amazon rainforest, Zeta, 2008) and found the source of the Green River. Braved mortal danger and great hardship. It was very hard with his companions, almost ruthless. And not stand the fearful. I can not say here that was the first white man to see an anaconda.
Colonel had the strange theory that Sting guy if you are nice to them they are indigenous Amazonians with you, which is quite risky: sometimes you dig a shaft six feet soaked in curare before you can express all your gift people. In fact the pilot of Fawcett in the Chocolate River made a pincushion left him 42 arrows. It is true that the browser once saved his game when, before a group of hostile Indians, put one of his companions to play the accordion Onward Christian Soldiers. Fawcett also noted as a kind of agony they extracted one candiru urethra (the damn fish was not going to miss this chronic), famous for clinging irrevocably, alas, into the penis of any unfortunate swimmer Amazon.
The Lost World. The British Everard Im Thurn and Harry Perkins were the first explorers to climb to Roraima, this important event occurred in 1884, his expedition inciio from the side of Guyana. Upon return of this important journey, his scientific conference in London inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write the science fiction classic "The Lost World".
The tepuis are considered as "Islands in Time" by scientists because species have evolved in isolation on top of them for millennia. The biggest Auyan tepuy is located northwest of the park. From its vertical sides is the incredible slides Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world. Although impressive, in fact, after the rains, the tepuis of the entire region are threaded with waterfalls - a beautiful sight for any visitor. Many of the table mountains are dotted with huge sink holes, up to 1,000 feet wide and 1,000 feet deep, which are unique in the region. Like the tepuis, each of these sink holes are "islands" and have evolved. In this important place of Venezuela are flora, fauna, amphibians and insects that do not exist elsewhere in the world.