Episode 2 - Lost Pyramids of Peru
For 5000 years, the incredible Pyramids of Caral lay buried beneath Peru’s desert sands. Today, their discovery has forced archaeologists to rethink the history of civilization in the Americas. They’ve unearthed a lost culture unlike any other - a society based on trade, that apparently grew in peace, not through conquest. A people guided by religious rituals, skilled in engineering and architecture, who battled earthquakes, floods and drought to build their monumental city. How did these people survive in this inhospitable landscape? And could they really be the very first civilization of the Americas?