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« on: January 10, 2016, 08:14:02 pm »


Honduras to make archeological dig for mysterious 'White City'
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A view of the Rio Platano biosphere reserve in Honduras, where explorers over the past century have claimed several times to hav
A view of the Rio Platano biosphere reserve in Honduras, where explorers over the past century have claimed several times to have spotted the White City

Honduras said Thursday it was starting a major archeological dig for a mysterious, ancient "White City" supposedly hidden in jungle in its northeast that explorers and legends have spoken of for centuries.

"Today a group of archeologists and scientists is traveling to the White City to start excavations in coming days," President Juan Orlando Hernandez said in a speech to private universities.

The hope is that they will uncover incontrovertible proof of the existence of the fabled site, which has also been called "the City of the Monkey God" and, in Spanish, "la Ciudad Blanca."

According to 16th-century Spanish conquistadors and to legend, the settlement, dating back thousands of years, is meant to be filled with fabulous riches.

Explorers over the past century have claimed several times to have spotted the White City in the thick jungle inside the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve on Honduras' Caribbean coast. Archeologists in recent decades found what looked like ancient mounds.

Then in 2012 an American documentary team using mapping technology in a small plane discovered what appeared to be the overgrown remains of an ancient civilization. National Geographic magazine reported last October that some carved stone artefacts had been found at the site.

The new expedition by Honduras intends to confirm the find by digging down to discover what lies under the soil.

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 08:14:54 pm »

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 12:33:51 am »

'Lost City of the Monkey God' to be excavated
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The ruins were found deep within the jungles of Honduras. Image Credit: CC BY 3.0 Dennis Garcia
Authorities have announced an excavation of the mysterious lost city following its discovery last year.
Nestled deep within the dense jungles of Honduras, the Lost City of the Monkey God was said to have been home to a deity who fathered half-human, half-monkey children hundreds of years ago.

Explorer Theodor Morde had hinted at its discovery back in the 1940s but ended up taking its precise whereabouts to the grave after committing suicide before revealing its location.

Now however, more than 75 years later, the site of the enigmatic city has finally been found and archaeologists are preparing to begin an excavation of the area in an effort to reveal its secrets.

Initial investigations have already uncovered a cache of stone sculptures along with a variety of artifacts including finely carved vessels and the head of a figurine thought to be a "were-jaguar".

Despite living very near to the Maya civilization, very little is actually known about this mysterious and long lost culture. Scarcely studied, the people who lived in this forgotten city have never even been given a name and nobody knows why they disappeared.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/ancient-lost-city-monkey-god-7181640
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 12:35:24 am »

This coming year is the Chinese year of the fire monkey.


 The 'Amazing Drumming Monkeys' just happen to be performing here at the moment !
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