Mysteries of Ancient South America (Atlantis Reprint) (Paperback)
by Harold T. Wilkins (Author)
* Paperback: 236 pages
* Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press (1 Dec 2000)
* Language English
* ISBN-10: 0932813267
* ISBN-13: 978-0932813268
* Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 14.8 x 1.4 cm
The reprint of Wilkin's classic book on the megaliths and mysteries of South America. This book predates Wilkin's book Secret Cities of Old South America published in 1952. Mysteries of Ancient South America was first published in 1947 and is considered a classic book of its kind. With diagrams, photographs and maps, Wilkins digs into old manuscripts and books to bring us some truly amazing stories of South America: a bizarre subterranean tunnel system; lost cities in the remote border jungles of Brazil; legends of Atlantis in South America; cataclysmic changes that shaped South America; and other strange stories from one of the world's greatest researchers.
Mysteries of Ancient South America by Harold T. Wilkins
This book is of interest to those researching the Fawcett mystery as it contains a translation of the old Portuguese explorer’s manuscript 512 that inspired both Colonel Percy Fawcett and Sir Richard Burton to explore the Brazilian highlands of Brazil.
Colonel Percy Fawcett and Manuscript 512
Parts of the manuscript were destroyed by the insect called the copim, so many words and segments are missing but enough of the text remains to make it an interesting and intriguing read. The strange adventure of the bandeiristas occurred from 1743 to 1753.
Here is an English translation of Manuscript 512.
In 1906, when rubber was becoming an important commodity in the world marketplace, Fawcett was hired to survey the borders of Bolivia and Brazil. With it’s completion, he and his son Jack, and a photographer Raleigh Rimmell, set off to find the lost city described in the old manuscript, and what the Indians told him about a Lost City, which Colonel Fawcett called 'Z'. Unfortunately the three men disappeared in the vast savage wilderness and were never seen or heard from again.