A well-known archeologist and British explorer, he became obsessed with what he called “The Lost City of Z” – an ancient city supposedly buried in the Amazon. In 1925, with his son and best friend, he set out to find it. Tragically, all 3 disappeared without a trace.
Many other explorers set out to find Fawcett and his mysterious city, and the most they found was a lost tribe in the jungle, who kept an oral tradition of a white man who met with them. They told him to refrain from going further, as there was a more dangerous tribe ahead. He probably didn’t listen and was dispatched without a trace.