Since the early twentieth century, fortune hunters have mounted expeditions deep into the rainforests of Honduras’s remote La Mosquitia region, searching for a fabled city called ‘La Ciudad Blanca’. This ‘White City’ was spoken of by indigenous groups there, from stories passed down from their ancestors, whom used the city as a refuge from invading conquistadors.
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For the second time in just two weeks, the discovery of a lost city has been announced. This one is in the Kalahari Desert in Africa, now one of the most desolate places on Earth. It appears to be similar in many ways to the Nazca site in Peru, only much larger. The ‘city’ was found by a crowd-sourced research project using Google Maps, and has not yet been explored on the ground. Until that happens, the exact nature of the find cannot be more

Using a new imaging technique that enables photography of the ground through the cover of the jungle, explorers have discovered extensive ruins in the Mosquitia region of Honduras that are probably the source of rumors about a great city that has become known as Ciudad Blanca, the White City. Lidar imaging of the area has revealed extensive ruins, and suggests that human civilization in Central America must have been much more extensive than now more

A prehistoric village has been unearthed in Italy, more than 3,500 years after it was buried by Mount Vesuvius, the same way the Roman city of Pompeii was destroyed centuries later.

Experts call the find at Nola, near Naples, ?sensational? and say the site could be the world?s best preserved early Bronze Age village. Professor Stefano De Caro, the head archaeologist for the area, says it?s a ?new Pompeii,? with everyday life frozen in a suspended state, just as it was in Pompeii in 79 AD.

The site is north of both Pompeii and Vesuvius, and it looks as if the community was thriving when it was surprised by the eruption. ?We knew that Vesuvius erupted a number of times, before and after Pompeii, including in particular in about 1750 BC,? says De Caro.
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