|In June 2012, a team of scientists using advanced laser mapping detailed a remote region of Honduras that may be the legendary lost city.|
Flying over the Mosquitia region in a small plane shooting billions of laser pulses at the ground, they created a 3D digital map of the topology beneath the jungle canopy.
|Ciudad Blanca has played a central role in Central American mythology. Text's cite it as the birthplace of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl and previous reported sightings over the years have described golden idols and elaborately carved white stones, leading to the lost city's name.|
No positive confirmation of the existence of the city has yet been provided. If confirmed, the discovery of Ciudad Blanca would be comparable to forgotten sites such as Machu Picchu, which lay ruined for hundreds of years until reintroduced to western eyes in 1911.