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A Lost City, Found With Lasers

Matt Ball on June 10, 2012 - in Analysis

Deep in the jungles of Honduras lies one less secret. A team of US scientists say they have reconstructed the regional topography of Mosquitia. The results, shown below, reveal what appear to be manmade elevation changes, which have been interpreted as an overgrown plaza surrounded by pyramids long reclaimed by the rainforest. In other words, part of an ancient city. The city was found using an aerial remote sensing technique known as LIDAR, for Light Detection and Ranging.

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