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originally posted by: stormcell
originally posted by: LSU0408
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
I'm pretty sure the US Army and others have found and collected gold finds,if there is any I'm doubting it is in a spot close to impossible to reach,who's better at pilidging doing it for hundreds of years
I don't think an Army could be ordered to parachute in and start looking. Way too many dangers that they're not used to or trained for. Being trained to strategically out maneuver and/or eliminate the enemy isn't going to cut it. Archaeologists study maps and lands and stories and native languages (which have to be learned also) and many other things before they go on a journey such as this. Sometimes they might gather funds and facts/tales/theories for a decade or more before attempting such a feat, especially one as dangerous as this one poses in the most lethal rainforest on Earth. Not to mention all the wildlife you have to learn about, and shrubbery, and uncivilized cannibalistic tribes.
Sounds more like a special forces mission, which always requires a clear objective; map out and excavate land, collect artifacts, investigate tombs or buildings. Especially given the cost of bringing camping gear, mini-excavators, clearing paths, collecting items, placing mapping grids and logging everything.
originally posted by: punkinworks10
Not sure if its the same "legendary city", but there is a very good documentary from 10-15 years ago about an expedition to find a legendary city of gold.
The city was said to be on what we would call a mesa, only much bigger than mesas here in the states, this one was 3k-4k feet tall. In the 30's an american prospector found huge nuggets on the top of the mesa, and the local said that the mesa was the loctaion of some lost city. I believe the original prospector died trying to find it again.
Anyhow, this doc detailed a new search for the city, during which they did find carved stone stairs in the cloud jungle, but no sign of a city, but i believe they did find some gold.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: LSU0408
I read somewhere that the only reason (or, at least, the main one) that Lucas decided to do "The Last Crusade" was as an apology for how dark "Temple" was--apparently, it didn't resonate well with the audience, so he felt that he couldn't end it on that.
Now we have a fifth on in the works, probably for a similar reason in response to "Crystal Skulls." As long as Shia LeBouf isn't in it, it's already better.