Expedition Unknown: World's 8th Wonder Pictures

Josh is on the trail of Russia’s missing Amber Panels, priceless pieces of art stolen by the Nazis during WWII.

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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

  

Josh Gates stands on the Lae runway in Papua New Guinea, the last location Amelia Earhart took off from before her disappearance while attempting to circumnavigate the world. 960 1280

  

Following new evidence of possible wreckage of Amelia Earhart's plane, Josh heads to the picturesque island of Fiji to search for more clues. 960 1280

  

While in Papua New Guinea to search for clues about what happened to Amelia Earhart, Josh utilizes his musical talents in a traditional dance with villagers from Vumalama. 960 1280

  

Josh takes a candid moment to thank the young men in the Asaro Mudmen tribe in Papua New Guinea for their hospitality while he searches for the wreckage of Amelia Earhart’s plane. 960 1280

  

Papua New Guinea was heavily involved in the Pacific theater in WWII and, as a result, has many remains of planes from those battles. 960 1280

  

Josh meets with John Grey, who recounts his memories from childhood of finding a skull under his home that may be connected to Amelia Earhart. 960 1280

  

The South Pacific island of Fiji has some of the most gorgeous vistas in the world, and Josh takes his viewers there to explore the theory of the final fate of Amelia Earhart. 960 1280

  

Josh crawls under John Grey's childhood home, where he hopes to find more bones that may provide answers to Amelia Earhart’s final fate. 960 1280

  

Josh meets with a local Fijian and gets a tour of a village that is the home of a man who may be in possession of Amelia Earhart's alleged remains. 960 1280

  

In order to get to a remote village on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji, Josh utilizes a bili-bili, a simple bamboo raft used by locals to traverse the islands. 960 1280

  

Josh is welcomed into the village on Viti Levu in Fiji after he presents the chief with kava. Josh is following a lead that one of the members of the tribe has information on the final fate of Amelia Earhart. 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

  

Josh Gates stands on the Lae runway in Papua New Guinea, the last location Amelia Earhart took off from before her disappearance while attempting to circumnavigate the world. 960 1280

  

Following new evidence of possible wreckage of Amelia Earhart's plane, Josh heads to the picturesque island of Fiji to search for more clues. 960 1280

  

While in Papua New Guinea to search for clues about what happened to Amelia Earhart, Josh utilizes his musical talents in a traditional dance with villagers from Vumalama. 960 1280

  

Josh takes a candid moment to thank the young men in the Asaro Mudmen tribe in Papua New Guinea for their hospitality while he searches for the wreckage of Amelia Earhart’s plane. 960 1280

  

Papua New Guinea was heavily involved in the Pacific theater in WWII and, as a result, has many remains of planes from those battles. 960 1280

  

Josh meets with John Grey, who recounts his memories from childhood of finding a skull under his home that may be connected to Amelia Earhart. 960 1280

  

The South Pacific island of Fiji has some of the most gorgeous vistas in the world, and Josh takes his viewers there to explore the theory of the final fate of Amelia Earhart. 960 1280

  

Josh crawls under John Grey's childhood home, where he hopes to find more bones that may provide answers to Amelia Earhart’s final fate. 960 1280

  

Josh meets with a local Fijian and gets a tour of a village that is the home of a man who may be in possession of Amelia Earhart's alleged remains. 960 1280

  

In order to get to a remote village on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji, Josh utilizes a bili-bili, a simple bamboo raft used by locals to traverse the islands. 960 1280

  

Josh is welcomed into the village on Viti Levu in Fiji after he presents the chief with kava. Josh is following a lead that one of the members of the tribe has information on the final fate of Amelia Earhart. 960 1280

  

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