El Dorado is a legendary city that is said to have been the world’s first high-tech civilization. Hundreds of people have searched in vain for the city described in folklore as being made of gold for decades.
Those who think the story is true believe that the city of Paititi (El Dorado) and its treasures may be found in the Madre de Dios province of southeastern Peru’s mountainous jungles.
The Harakbut Face is a sacred site in the Harakbut culture, located in Madre de Dios’ Amarakaeri Communal Reserve (Peru). It’s an extraordinary rock totem that represents a human face in perfect clarity, piquing the curiosity of the few passing visitors and investigators.
Incacok, which means “Inca Face” in Harakbut, the indigenous Amarakaeri language, is the name given to it. According to Harákbut elders, there are two larger monolithic faces in the forest, connected by ancient subterranean passageways that led to a massive ancestral city, most likely “El Dorado,” but everyone who knew how to go to them has died.
The native residents regard the spot as holy; entry is difficult; the region is isolated and inaccessible; and to get there, you must carve your way through a route of rock and mud, in the middle of excessive humidity, and confrontations with pumas, jaguars, enormous snakes, and other insects.
The Harakbut on the Rock The Harakbut ethnic group of the same name rediscovered Face in the Amarakaeri reserve to utilize it as a cultural weapon in the protection of its land. The giant face with Andean characteristics stands at the peak of a magnificent waterfall that spills its waters into a lagoon. The carved-in-rock old man has a solemn look on his face.