A view of the Honduras rain forest. Laser mapping scientists flew over a remote part of the forest and discovered what appear to be ruins. The next step is to visit the ruins in person to determine their age. The University of Houston and the National Science Foundation's National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping
Did Lasers Find Gold-Laden Lost City Of Ciudad Blanca At Last? -- MSNBC/Innovation
Archaeologists' 3-D digital map peeks under Honduras forest canopy, sees possible ruins
Underneath the thick, virgin rainforest cover in the Mosquitia region of Honduras, archaeologists have discovered ruins they think may be the lost city of Ciudad Blanca. Legends say the "White City" is full of gold, which is why conquistador Hernando Cortes was among the first Ciudad Blanca seekers in the 1500s.
But the method the modern researchers used was a little different from previous explorers' techniques. The modern-day researchers flew over the area in a small plane and shot billions of laser pulses at the ground, creating a 3-D digital map of the topology underneath the trees.
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My Comment: I betcha they are thinking/hoping that there is gold there.