this city would suddenly suffer one catastrophe after another (sickness, bad fortune, death) because it was cursed. In 2012, an explorer named Steve Elkins decided to try to find it. Elkins had a laser mapping system with him called LIDAR, which he used to scan the dense jungle by positioning it over a hole cut in the bottom of a Cessna airplane. He located what appeared to be the remains of an ancient city and got the support of National Geographic to return by land and locate the site. These modern-day explorers found carved stones and other artifacts dating to the sixteenth century. After the explorers returned home they began to suffer from a disease called Leishmaniasis, which is caused by a sand fly bite and causes parasites to start eating away your lips and nose until, if not medically treated, they actually fall off your face. Is this, indeed, the curse of the monkey god?
Learn about the modern-day search for the Ancient Lost City of the Monkey God in Honduras.
14 INTO THE WORLD’S AMAZING JUNGLES: JUNGLE FACTS & FIGURES
Made with FlippingBook - Online catalogs