There were once rumors of a mythological Ciudad Blanca, or "White City," laying hidden in the Central American jungle, overgrown with moss and trees. Then, to international intrigue, an aerial expedition found the settlement of legend in 2012 — and later its ancient bowls, stone sculptures, and mostly buried ruins.
Though abandoned by people perhaps 1,000 years ago, biologists sought to find what now inhabited the ruined city, also known as "The Lost City of the Monkey God." A recent brazen expedition, requiring helicopters and protection by Honduran soldiers, discovered the White City teeming with wildlife. The deserted civilization is much more than an archaeological marvel. Read more...More about Science, Animals, Conservation, Biodiversity, and Science