Lost Cities of the Amazon Emerge From the Jungle

31st March, 2024


Get ready for a thrilling archaeological revelation! Cities hidden for centuries have been found in eastern Ecuador.

Location: Upano Valley, a remote part of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.

French archaeologist, Professor Stephen Rostain, led the groundbreaking study.

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology, like laser radar, revealed vast settlements beneath the jungle.

Dozens of sites emerged, home to tens or even hundreds of thousands of people.

LiDAR detected platforms, plazas, canals, and roads, hinting at sophisticated urban layouts.

They are estimated to be around 2,500 years old, far older than previously realized.

This amazing discovery reshapes our understanding of Amazonian civilizations and their size and complexity.