After the Second Worldwide Demagnetization, all digital files were entirely lost and human knowledge and its history completely disappeared. Overnight, humankind was left to its own fate; the findings from thousands of years of human evolution were now only recorded on the minds of men. Ruling governments decided to undertake the colossal task of rewriting all knowledge from oral testimonies on backup files in material form, which from experience proved to be more stable. At this future time, after the Traumatic Wars, the Polar Government formed archaeological expeditions that entered the forbidden territory of extinct Asia. Their mission was to locate deserted cities along the rivers mentioned in old songs. In a nascent world constructed on the basis of these legends, proving the existence of one of these cities would help draw some conclusions in rewriting the history in which they found themselves immersed. The ECO expedition, with archaeologist Hannibal Hanko as its commander, discovered a city frozen in time, deserted mysteriously around the 30th parallel. Hanko was an advocate for pioneering photographic techniques, the images taken in former days made with primitive cameras recovered from museums; although they lack artistic interest for their descriptive simplicity, the images are an interesting reflection of a astonished mind seeing an empty city before the viewer. His diaries are highly influenced from having read the nineteenth-century English explorer John Lloyd Stephens; loaded with fantasies unchecked by the other expedition members, his conclusions were dismissed and went unused due to his writings’ excessive descriptions and imagery.