Lost city discovered in Central America?

June 11th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS  

London, June 10 (IANS) A region in Honduras mapped by experts using advanced laser instruments could be the legendary lost city of Ciudad Blanca, known as the “White City” of gold, it was reported here Sunday.

Researchers from the University of Houston and the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) flew over the Mosquitia region shooting billions of laser pulses at the ground to create a 3D digital map of the topology beneath the jungle canopy.

Compiling their data, the analysts revealed what appears to be man-made elevation changes that are thought to show a forgotten city plaza dotted with pyramids reclaimed by the jungle, the Daily Mail reported.

According to legend, Ciudad Blanca or the “White City” is full of gold and has been sought out by explorers and treasure hunters since conquistador Hernando Cortes first made reference to it in a 1526 letter to King Charles V of Spain.

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