Lost City Discovered In The Honduran Jungle

On March 2015, a team of archaeologists discover a mysterious lost city in the jungles of Honduras which never before explored. The site is located deep in the Mosquitia, a vast and barely inhabited region of swamps, rivers, and mountains. To navigate the choking foliage, the team was guided by Steve Sullivan and Andrew Wood, the former SAS soldiers who are experts in bushcraft survival skills. The team was led to the remote, uninhabited region by long-standing rumors that it was the site of a storied “White City,” also referred to in legend as the “City of the Monkey God.” The city, believed to be one of many lost in the Mosquitia jungle, was home to an unknown people that thrived a thousand years ago but then vanished without trace – until now. 



Western treasure-seekers and explorers had for centuries ventured into the jungle in pursuit of reports of the white ruins of a lost city poking out of the jungle. Some local Indian folklore spoke of a mystical Eden-like paradise, while others described a city of gold.

The team, which returned from the site last Wednesday, also discovered a remarkable cache of stone sculptures that had lain untouched since the city was abandoned.

The most striking object emerging from the ground is the head of what Fisher speculated might be “a were-jaguar,” possibly depicting a shaman in a transformed, spirit state. Alternatively, the artifact might be related to ritualized ball games that were a feature of pre-Columbian life in Mesoamerica.

Sources:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/honduras/11448065/Ancient-lost-city-home-to-a-vanished-civilisation-found-deep-in-jungles-of-Honduras.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/150302-honduras-lost-city-monkey-god-maya-ancient-archaeology/

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