# Ancient civilizations
History: Meet the Real Indiana Jones in the Search of Immortality
Gene Savoy, "the real Indiana Jones" set off to discover cities and search for immortality. Born in Bellingham, Washington on May 11, 1927, Douglas Eugene "Gene" Savoy was a self-proclaimed archaeologist. Once coined "the real Indiana Jones" by People magazine, Gene headed deep into the Peruvian jungles. Along he journey, he discovered more than 40 lost cities including Vilcabamba, which was the last refuge area of the Inca tribes during the Spanish conquistadors.
Walking Through Ancient Civilizations in Chicago's Field Museum
This video is my 19th installment for my mini-series on the "Field Museum" in Chicago. Here we continue to explore some of the exhibits on the 3rd floor- the ones featured in this video showcase Polynesian, Aborigines, and Incan/Mayan/Aztec culture. Be sure to walk around this museum and check them all out on your own! Please follow me on NewsBreak to see more Chicago content.
Were the Ancient Phoenicians the First Civilization to Discover America?
Christopher Columbus is popularly known as the explorer who 'discovered' the Americas but what many may not be aware of is that other theories abound about another civilization that may have beat him to it by 2000 years!