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El Dorado!. The Person/City/Kingdom/Empire. My Book. 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 son’s friend. So a guy from New York tries to find them. But doesn’t. So the City of Z is sort of like El Dorado.

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El dorado

El Dorado!

The Person/City/Kingdom/Empire


My book

My Book

  • 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 son’s friend.

  • So a guy from New York tries to find them. But doesn’t.

  • So the City of Z is sort of like El Dorado.


The person

The Person

  • 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 legend

The Legend

  • 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.


Famous fail

Famous Fail

  • 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


Outside references

Outside References

  • 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 Poe’s poem Eldorado.

  • El Dorado has also come to mean something that is desirable but not attainable.


The only reference i knew

The Only Reference I Knew

  • 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.


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