Just 3 days into the expedition and the archaeological team led by Chris Fisher of the Colorado State University in Honduras and they’ve already unearthed a dozen ancient artifacts. These artifacts may help shed some light on who built and lived in the ancient city also known as La Ciudad Blanca (The White City) due to its reported use of cut white stones in its construction.
Artifacts that were found earlier were also removed. Those artifacts were being guarded at the site. This news comes after the announcement by Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez that his government would launch a major expedition into the region to uncover artifacts. All artifacts will be held in the town of Catacamas where a museum will be built and also serve as a research center for the site. President Hernandez personally went on the expedition and removed the first stone sculpture which was a basalt vessel decorated with two animal figures. If you’re wondering why this expedition hasn’t been carried out before it’s because the jungles of Central America are full of rebels and drug dealers thus making them very dangerous places. Hernandez is using the army to protect the site and the expedition reportedly.
According to what the Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortez was told somewhere in the ruins of the city is a buried giant statue of a monkey god and hopefully Fisher and his team will find it. I can hardly wait until they do because I want to see what it looks like. Is it the figure of a giant Central American monkey? Is it the figure of a giant gorilla or ape? Could it even be Sasquatch? I’ll wait until they unearth it and see. Of course IF it turns out to be the giant figure of a gorilla or other ape then the question becomes how these people knew what an ape looked like as there are no apes in the Americas. Such a find would change everything! As for the people who built and lived in the once legendary but now found city? We don’t know who they were yet.
I’m following this story and will keep you posted on the latest news as it come forth.