This weekend on Nat Geo, Explorer delves into history with Nazi Mystery: Twins from Brazil and Easter Island Underworld. They are of different times, but we ask the same question: what really happened?
Easter Island is one of the most remote places on the planet. More than 1,200 miles from the nearest inhabited island, its civilization evolved in total isolation until the first Europeans landed there on Easter Sunday, 1722.
The riddles of the island are many, and its vast underground cave system holds critical clues about its ancient civilization. What were they like? How did they live? And how did they die?
Easter Island Underworld airs this Sunday, Feb 21 at 7P et/pt.
LOCATION CASA ROSADA – by Gerald Posner
It was nearly 11 pm and I was relaxing in my rundown room at the El Conquistador hotel in central Buenos Aires. I had arrived a couple of weeks earlier, in November 1984, on the hunt for information about Auschwitz’s “Angel of Death” – Dr. Josef Mengele. Often repeated, but unconfirmed, reports that Mengele had sought refuge in Juan Peron’s pro-Nazi South American safe haven after the War, had prompted me to make Argentina the first of what would be a month long odyssey on Mengele’s trail.
Nazi Mystery: Twins from Brazil airs this Saturday, Feb 20 at 7P et/pt.