Lost Kingdoms of South America is a Documentary programme.

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Lost Kingdoms of South America

Series in which archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper reveals the history of some of South America's ancient civilisations. Exploring ruins and investigating the truth behind legends that surround these cultures, Dr Cooper journeys through Peru, Bolivia and Colombia to reveal the true character of the continent through its archaeology, culture, people and landscapes. In the spectacular deserts of coastal Peru, archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper explores the dramatic rise and fall of Chimor, the first empire of South America. His journey begins among the ruins of a vast lost city once home to an all-powerful monarchy, whose subjects transformed the desert landscape, created gold and silver treasures and believed so strongly in the power of their gods that they made the most shocking of sacrifices. Chimor thrived despite facing some of the most extreme climate conditions in the world, but not even this powerful empire could withstand the forces that eventually destroyed it. episode 4.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Lost Kingdoms of South America next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 Tomorrow, 7:00pm and on Yesterday October 25th, 7:15am. See more...