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Archaeological sensation in the jungles of Honduras

In Honduras found traces of an ancient civilization. Scientists argue about whether it is possible to consider this sensational discovery of the legendary “White city”.

The results of the expedition to remote and poorly explored jungles of Eastern Honduras demonstrated in 2012, the scanning of the region from the plane: scientists have discovered relics of an ancient civilization that existed before the emergence in Latin America of the Spanish conquistadors. However, archaeologists and historians argue about whether an ancient settlement in La moskitia the legendary “White city”, which was inhabited by an unknown highly advanced culture, like the Mayan culture. German American specialist Nikolai Grube, in particular, cautioned against hasty conclusions, pointing out that the existence of civilization can only speak on the basis of several settlements.

As reported on Monday, March 2, the National Geographic magazine, the expedition discovered the remains in the jungle areas, earthworks and pyramids. Also found the head of the statue depicting a mythical creature – half human, half Jaguar. Scholars date the ruins, which are almost no traces of intrusion, the period between 1000 and 1400 ad, the Opening was made possible in 2012 thanks to the technology of laser scanning, which pozvolila the air to observe the surface of the soil under the jungle of Honduras.

In Honduras there is a legend about the so-called “White city” of ancient origin, which was first discovered by the Spanish colonizers. In the preserved written sources, the Spaniards noted the strange customs of the inhabitants of the city, clothes in robes of white skin color and language, are incomprehensible even to the indigenous population. Other legends tell of a town built and populated by gods.

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