Expedition Unknown: Amelia Earhart Pictures

In this special, 2-hour series premiere of Expedition Unknown, host Josh Gates hunts down new evidence on the iconic disappearance of Amelia Earhart.

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Host Josh Gates looks out over the mountain of Phnom Kulen in Cambodia during a late-night lightning storm. 960 1280

  

Angkor Wat is a prime example of Khmer architecture, with its use of sandstone blocks for foundation and its lotus-shaped towers. 960 1280

  

Parts of the temples of King Jayavarman II's city still stand at the dig site on Phnom Kulen. 960 1280

  

Considering that the terrain up the mountain is difficult to traverse on foot, Josh acquires a motorbike to help him get to the top. 960 1280

  

Josh enjoys his time on a unique form of travel in Cambodia, the bamboo railroad, on his way to Battambang. 960 1280

  

As the sun sets over the floating village on the Tonle Sap, Josh wades down the river toward the dig site for the lost city on Phnom Kulen in Cambodia. 960 1280

  

Josh traverses the mountain of Phnom Kulen through rain, thunder and darkness in search of a mysterious relic. 960 1280

  

This statue of an elephant outside the gates of Mahendraparvata signifies the entrance to the lost city and the beginning of answers to the legend of King Jayavarman II. 960 1280

  

In order to escape the scorching temperatures, Josh jumps into the cool waters in picturesque Cambodia. 960 1280

  

Josh listens intently to an antique dealer, who explains to him the dangers of looters trying to find the lost city. 960 1280

  

A look at the glorious, self-sufficient floating village on the Tonle Sap lake in Cambodia. 960 1280

  

Josh tries to visualize the layout of King Jayavarman's palace on Phnom Kulen in Cambodia from the ruins discovered by archaeologist JB Chevance. 960 1280

  

Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

Josh Gates, host of Travel Channel's Expedition Unknown, poses in front of the remnants of the Berlin Wall in Germany. 960 1280

  

Altes Museum

Altes Museum

The classical statue Fighting Amazonian Woman guards the entrance to the Altes Museum in Berlin. 960 1280

  

St. Basil’s Cathedral

St. Basil’s Cathedral

Expedition Unknown takes host Josh Gates to many unique and picturesque locations, such as St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. 960 1280

  

Reconstructed Amber Room

Reconstructed Amber Room

A look at the amazing, reconstructed Amber Room in Catherine Palace near, Russia. 960 1280

  

Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg, Russia, was the original location of the Amber Room. The palace has exquisite artistry and more than 1,000 rooms. 960 1280

  

Nazi Crates

Nazi Crates

During WWII, the Nazis spent 2 days dismantling the Amber Room in Catherine Palace, and they packed the panels into 36 crates like this one. 960 1280

  

Bunker Museum

Bunker Museum

Josh squeezes down a tight hole to the basement of the Bunker Museum in Kaliningrad, Russia — the last known location of pieces of the Amber Room. 960 1280

  

Lending a Hand

Lending a Hand

While in Deutschneudorf, Germany, Josh helps the workers digging for the Amber Room in the mines beneath the city. 960 1280

  

Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad, Russia, the last known location of the Amber Room, was nearly completely rebuilt after its destruction in WWII, allowing the city to have unique architecture, including the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. 960 1280

  

Red Arrow Train

Red Arrow Train

The Red Arrow train service began in 1931 and has run uninterrupted ever since. Josh spent the night on the train on his way to Kaliningrad, Russia, to follow a new lead on the location of the Amber Room. 960 1280

  

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Cathedral of Lima

Cathedral of Lima

Josh Gates poses in front of the Cathedral of Lima in Peru, an example of exquisite colonial baroque architecture that was originally built in 1535. 960 1280

  

Ancient Incan Prayer

Ancient Incan Prayer

Josh performs an ancient Incan prayer to bless his journey to search for the mythical lost city of Paititi in Peru. 960 1280

  

Lake Pumacocha

Lake Pumacocha

Josh and his team stop at Lake Pumacocha to see if there is truth to the myth that Incas dumped all their vegetables in the lake while retreating from the Spanish. 960 1280

  

Ancient Incan Artifact

Ancient Incan Artifact

This ancient Incan artifact was found in a previously undiscovered ruin deep in the Peruvian jungle. The artifact might hold clues to the legend of Paititi. 960 1280

  

Heading into the Peruvian Jungle

Heading into the Peruvian Jungle

Josh poses in front of a previously unknown Incan ruin deep in the Peruvian jungle. 960 1280

  

Where to Next?

Where to Next?

Explorer Greg Deyermenjian and his team confer over a map of the Incan Road of Stone in the Peruvian jungle while charting their next move. 960 1280

  

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

The beautiful Incan ruins of Machu Picchu perched atop a mountain in the Cusco region of Peru. 960 1280

  

Rock Art

Rock Art

Josh and his team decode rock paintings in the jungles of Peru, which provide directions on where to cross the Urubamba River on their way to the lost city of Paititi. 960 1280

  

Hiram Bingham Rail Line

Hiram Bingham Rail Line

Josh enjoys his time on the luxurious Hiram Bingham rail line on his way to Machu Picchu. 960 1280

  

Lake Pumacocha

Lake Pumacocha

Josh, explorer Greg Deyermenjian and the rest of their team take a moment near Lake Pumacocha in Peru to talk about the legend of how the Incas passed through the area while fleeing the Spanish. 960 1280

  

Photos

Host Josh Gates looks out over the mountain of Phnom Kulen in Cambodia during a late-night lightning storm. 960 1280

  

Angkor Wat is a prime example of Khmer architecture, with its use of sandstone blocks for foundation and its lotus-shaped towers. 960 1280

  

Parts of the temples of King Jayavarman II's city still stand at the dig site on Phnom Kulen. 960 1280

  

Considering that the terrain up the mountain is difficult to traverse on foot, Josh acquires a motorbike to help him get to the top. 960 1280

  

Josh enjoys his time on a unique form of travel in Cambodia, the bamboo railroad, on his way to Battambang. 960 1280

  

As the sun sets over the floating village on the Tonle Sap, Josh wades down the river toward the dig site for the lost city on Phnom Kulen in Cambodia. 960 1280

  

Josh traverses the mountain of Phnom Kulen through rain, thunder and darkness in search of a mysterious relic. 960 1280

  

This statue of an elephant outside the gates of Mahendraparvata signifies the entrance to the lost city and the beginning of answers to the legend of King Jayavarman II. 960 1280

  

In order to escape the scorching temperatures, Josh jumps into the cool waters in picturesque Cambodia. 960 1280

  

Josh listens intently to an antique dealer, who explains to him the dangers of looters trying to find the lost city. 960 1280

  

A look at the glorious, self-sufficient floating village on the Tonle Sap lake in Cambodia. 960 1280

  

Josh tries to visualize the layout of King Jayavarman's palace on Phnom Kulen in Cambodia from the ruins discovered by archaeologist JB Chevance. 960 1280

  

Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

Josh Gates, host of Travel Channel's Expedition Unknown, poses in front of the remnants of the Berlin Wall in Germany. 960 1280

  

Altes Museum

Altes Museum

The classical statue Fighting Amazonian Woman guards the entrance to the Altes Museum in Berlin. 960 1280

  

St. Basil’s Cathedral

St. Basil’s Cathedral

Expedition Unknown takes host Josh Gates to many unique and picturesque locations, such as St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. 960 1280

  

Reconstructed Amber Room

Reconstructed Amber Room

A look at the amazing, reconstructed Amber Room in Catherine Palace near, Russia. 960 1280

  

Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg, Russia, was the original location of the Amber Room. The palace has exquisite artistry and more than 1,000 rooms. 960 1280

  

Nazi Crates

Nazi Crates

During WWII, the Nazis spent 2 days dismantling the Amber Room in Catherine Palace, and they packed the panels into 36 crates like this one. 960 1280

  

Bunker Museum

Bunker Museum

Josh squeezes down a tight hole to the basement of the Bunker Museum in Kaliningrad, Russia — the last known location of pieces of the Amber Room. 960 1280

  

Lending a Hand

Lending a Hand

While in Deutschneudorf, Germany, Josh helps the workers digging for the Amber Room in the mines beneath the city. 960 1280

  

Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad, Russia, the last known location of the Amber Room, was nearly completely rebuilt after its destruction in WWII, allowing the city to have unique architecture, including the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. 960 1280

  

Red Arrow Train

Red Arrow Train

The Red Arrow train service began in 1931 and has run uninterrupted ever since. Josh spent the night on the train on his way to Kaliningrad, Russia, to follow a new lead on the location of the Amber Room. 960 1280

  

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