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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Source: Daily Mail
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