How a 15-year-old discovered an ancient city


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How a 15-year-old discovered an ancient city:

bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-36259047

Don’t give up hope and ambition of taking an interest in the marvellous world around you!

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#2

Wow!


#3

Wow is right! That’s amazing.


#4

Update: Since publication of this article some other experts have expressed scepticism at William’s findings. Dr. David Stuart, an anthropologist from The Mesoamerica Center, University of Texas posted a response on Facebook claiming ‘ancient Maya didn’t plot their ancient cities according to constellations’. Stuart - an expert on the Maya Civilisation - described the square feature as an ‘old fallow cornfield’.


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Quebec teen discovers ancient Mayan ruins by studying the stars

ca.news.yahoo.com/quebec-teen-discovers-ancient-mayan-ruins-by-170620746.html

*A teenager from Quebec has discovered an ancient Mayan city without leaving his province’s borders.

William Gadoury is a 15-year-old student from Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Lanaudière, Quebec. The precocious teen has been fascinated by all things Mayan for several years, devouring any information he could find on the topic.

During his research, Gadoury examined 22 Mayan constellations and discovered that if he projected those constellations onto a map, the shapes corresponded perfectly with the locations of 117 Mayan cities. Incredibly, the 15-year-old was the first person to establish this important correlation, reported the Journal de Montreal over the weekend.

Then Gadoury took it one step further. He examined a twenty-third constellation which contained three stars, yet only two corresponded to known cities.

Gadoury’s hypothesis? There had to be a city in the place where that third star fell on the map.

Satellite images later confirmed that, indeed, geometric shapes visible from above imply that an ancient city with a large pyramid and thirty buildings stands exactly where Gadoury said they would be. If the find is confirmed, it would be the fourth largest Mayan city in existence. *


#6

This is very intersting indeed but at least it got people inspired :wink:


#7

Mexico said they were skeptical. Not sure how long it will take to find out.


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