Presentation on theme: "The Person/City/Kingdom/Empire. It is about the Lost City of Z and how Percy Harrison Fawcett tried to find it. But he disappeared with his son and his."— Presentation transcript:
It is about the Lost City of Z and how Percy Harrison Fawcett tried to find it. But he disappeared with his son and his sons friend. So a guy from New York tries to find them. But doesnt. So the City of Z is sort of like El Dorado.
The first reference to El Dorado was referencing the actual man. This man was named Dorado and was a Muisca tribal chief who covered himself with gold dust. After that, he dived into Lake Guatavita, which is located in Colombia. Lake Guatavita
The first known account talking about El Dorado was written by Juan Rodriguez Freyle. He is the author of the chronicle titled The Ram. It was only talking about the person, but people took it literally as the golden city itself.
There have been many attempts to find El Dorado. The most famous expedition was that of Gonzalo Pizarro, which failed miserably. However, on the same expedition, Francisco de Orellana was the first to journey the entire Amazon River to the Atlantic Ocean. So it was not a total fail. Gonzalo Pizarro
Many references are made to El Dorado because of its popularity. These are in books such as Paradise Lost by John Milton and Candide by Voltaire. It is referenced in Edgar Allen Poes poem Eldorado. El Dorado has also come to mean something that is desirable but not attainable.
The only reference that I knew previously was The Road to El Dorado. It is a film made by DreamWorks Animation. Two thieves find the city and are mistake for gods. They are found out but end up protecting the population forever.