The purpose of the pyramid, which predates the Great Pyramid of Giza, is a mystery. It may have been used as a symbolic monuments dedicated to the royal cult that affirmed the power of the king in the southern provinces.
Explore the travels and exploits of five real pirates of the Caribbean. Click through the tabs to track the adventures of each pirate overlaid on Spanish ports and pirate strongholds in the area. Zoom into the map to see additional detail.
While tracking white-lipped peccaries and gathering environmental data in forests that link Brazil's Pantanal and Cerrado biomes, researchers discovered ancient cave drawings made by hunter-gatherer societies thousands of years ago.