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Fawcett, Colonel Percy Harrison

Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett (1867-1925?) was a retired military engineer with a great interest in archaeology.*Fawcett, who published a number of articles in The Occult Review, believed in the existence of Atlantis and was convinced that he could find a remnant of its advanced population(c).*

Inspired byfawcett1 stories of lost cities in the Amazonian jungle he was convinced that Brazil had been the home to a city that had been a colony of Atlantis. His ambition was to discover the location of this city, which he referred to as ‘Z’, and so prove the reality of Atlantis.

Alan Baker recounts[1031.121] how in 1924 Fawcett wrote to Lewis Spence outlining his theory that this lost city had been home to white-skinned refugees from Atlantis.

Undaunted by an earlier failed expedition, in 1925 he led a second attempt, partly sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society, into the Matto Grosso and disappeared without trace(a). A book by David Grann, The Lost City of Z, was published[772] in 2009. There is a film produced by and starring Brad Pitt as Fawcett and his search for Z  on release now (2017) and also entitled The City of Z.

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(a) http://www.phfawcettsweb.org/weblink.htm

(b) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/05/amazon-dorado-satellite-discovery

*(c) http://archive.archaeology.org/online/features/hoaxes/fawcett_idol.html*