Deep in the jungle of the Mosquitia region of Honduras, archaeologists have discovered the remains of two cities that appear to have been untouched by humans for 600 years. Aerial photography–or airborne laser mapping–had detected signs of the ruins three years ago. There is speculation that one of these may be the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” or “White City” reports National Geographic, which sent a camera crew with the expedition.
Almost nothing is known of the vanished culture that once inhabited the cities. 52 artifacts were identified above ground or “peeking from the earth.” It’s likely many more are buried in the area. The expedition team was accompanied by Honduran military. “The objects were documented but left unexcavated. To protect the site from looters, its location is not being revealed,” National Geographic reported. Charles Lindbergh claimed to have seen the “white city” while flying over Honduras in 1927.