Scientists from the US, the UK, and Honduras using infrared mapping believe they might have discovered a second fabled lost city in the Jungles of Honduras where Monkeys were worshiped as gods. It is however, believed that the city was discovered in the 1940’s by researcher, Theodore Morde, who committed suicide to ensure it was never found and looted.
The search for the mythical city has been ongoing for centuries since Spanish Conquistadors heard rumors about a city in the sixteenth century filled with extraordinary wealth, hidden somewhere in the jungles of Honduras. The two cities discovered in a span of a week were found to contain remnants of houses, plazas, a burial mound among many surprising aspects.
Archaeologist are believed to have unearthed half human and half jaguar spirit statue in the latest discovery. The discovery of half-human hybrid according to scientists could be an indication of shaman in the middle of a spiritual transformation. The city was likely inhabited between 1000 AD and 1400 AD according to scientists who also believe that people who lived there had a resemblance to the Maya
The ‘City of the Monkey God’ was spotted during an aerial tour in 2012, with a deep forest laser probe on the ground backing initial findings that it was indeed the lost city by revealing ruined sites. Based on how animals reacted on an expedition in the area, scientists believe it is likely the city has been abandoned for at least 600 years.
Filmmakers, Bill Benenson and Steve Elkins have been spearheading efforts in the search for the lost city having flew a helicopter into the remote Honduran jungle in hopes of locating the lost city using infra-red. Remains of human’s habitation made of houses, paved roads and fields used for cultivating crops have already been discovered. Carved stone sculptures bearing designs of vultures and snakes have also been discovered as part of more than 50 artifacts.