PBS Explores The Ancient World

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

Ancient Builders of the Amazon

PBS: UK PREMIERE Monday 17 June at 7.20pm

Astounding discoveries in recent years are exploding the myth of the Amazon as a primeval wilderness, revealing traces of ancient civilisations that flourished in the rain- forest for centuries.

This illuminating documentary opens up the secrets of a lost Amazonian world. Dense settle- ments indicate populations in the millions, supported by sophisticated agricultural systems, while huge geometric earthworks and roadways are evidence of complex religious ideas and social networks.

The evidence is now clear that, far from being an untouched wilderness, the Amazon has been shaped by human hands for millennia. Writer and director Graham Townsley explores the fascinating history of Amazonian civilisation in this unique film.


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