Lost Kingdoms of South America S01 E01 - The Stone at the Centre
Deep in the Bolivian Andes at the breathtaking height of 13000ft stands Tiwanaku, the awe inspiring ruins of a monolithic temple city. Built by a civilisation who dominated a vast swathe of South America, it was abandoned 1000 years ago. For centuries it has been a mystery: how did a civilisation flourish at such an altitude and why did they vanish? Archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper journeys through Bolivia's spectacular landscape to investigate the origins of Tiwanaku and finds evidence of an ancient people with amazing understanding of their environment whose religion was based on collective effort and ritual beer drinking.