The enigmatic 512 Manuscript describing an ancient Mediterranean civilization in pre-Hispanic Brazil

Like a Lovecraft tale, the Rare Works section of the National Library of Brazil jealously guards a strange ten-page document baptized with the suggestive name of Manuscript 512. It narrates an eighteenth-century expedition during which the ruins of an ancient city were discovered that seemed to have developed a classical civilization in the Mediterranean style.…Continue readingThe enigmatic 512 Manuscript describing an ancient Mediterranean civilization in pre-Hispanic Brazil

In 1982 the Itaipu Dam destroyed the Guaíra Falls, the largest waterfalls in the world

The Guairá Falls were, until 1982, the largest waterfalls in the world by water volume. With 49 million liters per second, the 18 falls that formed them doubled the volume of the Niagara Falls and surpassed in 12 times that of the Victoria Falls. They were located on the Paraná River, along the border between…Continue readingIn 1982 the Itaipu Dam destroyed the Guaíra Falls, the largest waterfalls in the world