The year was 1925, and it was host to a tale that would become the very stuff of legends. Famed British explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett had set off into the depths of the “green hell” of the Amazon jungle, joined by a party consisting only of his son and one other young traveler.
For hundreds of years in the first millennium, the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacán was one of the most impressive architectural marvels of its time. The city is arranged with massive stepped pyramids, broad avenues leading to temples and altars, and structures of unknown seemingly ritualistic purposes. The site lies just a few dozen kilometers away from what is today Mexico City and is considered one of the world’s great archaeological treasures.