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Lost Cities Discovered in Amazon with Lasers in the Sky: Report

Lost Cities Discovered in Amazon with Lasers in the Sky: Report

Amazon rainforests have intrigued scientists for decades. (File photo)

The Amazon rainforests are one of the most intriguing places on Earth. Not only does it contain extensive ecosystems, but also many lost cities, which experts have been searching for for centuries.

Among them is El Dorado, a supposed lost city of gold, for which many Spanish explorers embarked on fruitless forays into the rainforests of South America.

But now, using a popular laser technology Lidar, scientists have discovered that ancient cities really did exist in the Amazon. The lasers were beamed out from helicopters perched more than 600 feet above the Amazon forests, according to Naturerevealed that the ‘wilderness’ of the Amazon rainforest was densely populated.

“Here we present lidar data from sites belonging to the Casarabe culture (around AD 500 to 1400) in the Llanos de Mojos savanna, in southwestern Amazonia,” the article states.

“The Casarabe culture area, as far as we know today, covers about 4,500 square kilometers, with one of the major settlements controlling an area of ​​about 500 square kilometers,” it continued.

Researchers have praised the discovery, claiming it demonstrates an early “urbanism” created and managed by indigenous peoples over thousands of years.

“We have long suspected that the most complex pre-Columbian societies in the entire river basin developed in this part of the Bolivian Amazon, but the evidence is hidden under the canopy and difficult to visit in person,” said José Iriarte of the University of Exeter. quoted by the Daily mail

“Our Lidar system has revealed built terraces, straight roads, fencing with checkpoints and water reservoirs,” he added.

The lasers have also revealed a network of channels connecting reservoirs and lakes at different locations.

Previous research in the area had uncovered hundreds of isolated sites across more than 1,700 square miles of the Llano de Mojos region.


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