In the summer of 1984, Craig Bennett, along with two other Americans and a Brazilian, ventured into the dry tropical wilderness of Bahia in search of the ruins of a lost city sought by Col Percival H. Fawcett in the early decades of the last century. (See David Grann’s 2009 book, The Lost City of Z, pub. by Doubleday.) Particularly intriguing was that inscriptions copied from some of the buildings by Portuguese adventurers in 1753 suggested that the city was built by people from the Mediterranean around two thousand years ago. Although the group was unsuccessful in reaching its target, their research findings, the archaeological remains they saw and photographed, and the unexpected dangers they encountered make a fascinating story.