Tuesday, May 15, 2012

High-tech hunt for Honduras' lost city of Ciudad Blanca

(MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Honduran President Porfirio Lobo convened a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Tegucigalpa today to announce that The Government of Honduras and UTL Scientific ("UTL") have completed the first-ever airborne light detection and ranging ("LiDAR") imaging survey of previously-uncharted areas of the Mosquitia region of Honduras. 
The project brought to Honduras an advanced, $1.5 million airborne laser scanning system to peer below the dense rain forest canopy. 
Initial analysis of the LiDAR data indicates what appears to be evidence of archaeological ruins in an area long rumored to contain the legendary lost city of Ciudad Blanca.
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