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Carthage's Lost Warriors

Is it possible that South America was discovered and settled by Mediterranean seafarers more than 2,000 years ago? The story begins in 146 BC, when Rome conquered Carthage. Survivors faced a terrifying fate as Roman slaves. But could some fugitives have crossed the Atlantic Ocean to set foot in South America?

Modern science has found evidence to support this claim. And in this one-hour documentary special, proof is presented for the first time: from new archaeological finds in the Amazon to genetic analysis of its modern population and an evaluation of ancient Chachapoya mummies. This historical puzzle makes it plausible that Celtiberian seafarers and refugees from Carthage fled to South America.

This gripping scientific detective story will have far-reaching relevance – and might possibly require that the history of the Americas be rewritten.

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