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Lost city discovered in Honduras


Posted on Thursday, 14 June, 2012 | Comment icon 17 comments | News tip by: the L


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Researchers believe they have found the fabled lost city of Ciudad Blanca in the Honduras rainforest.

Known as the legendary "White City" and said to be filled with gold, the location of Ciudad Blanca has been sought by explorers and treasure hunters for centuries. To locate the ruins lasers were fired from a plane flying over the jungle, a technique that builds up a 3D topological map of the terrain beneath the trees.

It is one of the first times that LIDAR ( light detection and ranging ) has been used to map ancient ruins, another notable use of the technology was by an archeology team in 2009 who used it to map Mayan ruins in the dense rainforest of Belize.

"Underneath the thick, virgin rainforest cover in the Mosquitia region of Honduras, archaeologists have discovered ruins they think may be the lost city of Ciudad Blanca."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by Swede on 15 June, 2012, 0:16
Purifier - You are most welcome. It is a rather distressing reality that in some situations archaeological research can be subject to both sensationalistic and nationalistic manipulations. .
Comment icon #9 Posted by 27vet on 15 June, 2012, 6:15
Has anyone told Indiana Jones yet?
Comment icon #10 Posted by Purifier on 15 June, 2012, 8:02
I can imagine so. I guess Archaeology has to contend with the greedy, well maybe not always at least.
Comment icon #11 Posted by pallidin on 15 June, 2012, 17:37
Good one, 27vet !
Comment icon #12 Posted by csspwns on 16 June, 2012, 5:41
lolol nice one 27vet :)
Comment icon #13 Posted by coolguy on 16 June, 2012, 6:06
This is cool i hope its really the lost city
Comment icon #14 Posted by Paranomali on 17 June, 2012, 10:33
What an amazing find :D
Comment icon #15 Posted by lightly on 17 June, 2012, 12:27
the good news is.. with newer technologies like LiDAR and ground penetrating radar, many many more sites will be discovered. Much has been discovered... much MORE awaits discovery!
Comment icon #16 Posted by 4MinuteNile on 28 June, 2012, 4:19
Choice Hope we hear something soon and they are careful with what they find...
Comment icon #17 Posted by 27vet on 28 June, 2012, 18:54
Fascinating stuff...


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