back to article Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

In a scene straight from Raiders of the Lost Ark, archaeologists believe they have found the fabled lost White City of the Monkey God in Honduras. Aided by former Special Air Service (SAS) soldiers, the team of scientists uncovered the location in the Mosquitia jungle, along Honduras's eastern coast, over 500 years after the …

  1. Peter Simpson 1
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    White City of the Monkey God

    Best address ever!

    1. Dave 126 Silver badge

      Re: White City of the Monkey God

      1 Infinite Gloop

      White City of the Monkey God

      MMOFJ (Miles and Miles of F'ing Jungle)

      Honduras

      If out, please leave parcel with Mrs Trellis at Number 3.

      1. jim parker

        Re: White City of the Monkey God

        Has Mrs Trellis moved from North Wales then?

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    3. Joefish
      Holmes

      Re: White City of the Monkey God

      Apart from the Gold Monkey...

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: White City of the Monkey God

      I imagine Lenny Henry will complain about the name.

  2. Tim Jenkins

    "...The exact location is not being revealed..."

    unless they forgot to turn off the GPS-tagging on their phones...

    (http://gizmodo.com/5965295/vice-magazine-just-accidentally-revealed-where-john-mcafee-is-hiding)

    1. keithpeter
      Windows

      Re: "...The exact location is not being revealed..."

      Quote from the article: "Aided by former Special Air Service (SAS) soldiers..."

      @Tim: one hopes that covers your concern.

    2. Cubical Drone

      Re: "...The exact location is not being revealed..."

      I tried Google maps. My search for "white city of monkey god" got me the Oklahoma State Capitol. I guess that is sort of accurate.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I'm sure it's nice to find.....

    a white city of the monkey god, but get back to me when Tao, Zia and Esteban find one of the mysterious cities of gold. Yup, the headline of this story alone got the theme tune into my head....

    1. Dr. G. Freeman

      Re: I'm sure it's nice to find.....

      Now I'm humming it,

      http://youtu.be/-7x-QhIUlwE

      1. JamesTQuirk

        Re: I'm sure it's nice to find.....

        Well unless it's the TV crew of "American Digger" or "Diggers" or another "freelance" team, rip it out the ground & sell it mob, who destroy the archaeology ..

    2. Sarah Balfour

      Re: I'm sure it's nice to find.....

      So glad to see I wasn't the only one…

    3. Cameron Colley

      Re: I'm sure it's nice to find.....

      The DVD box set I have even has a recording of Philip Schofield singing the these tune.

  4. Graham Marsden
    WTF?

    “ground-truthed"???

    You mean they'd actually been there?

    Or is that just not cool-sounding enough?

    1. LaeMing Silver badge

      Re: “ground-truthed"???

      The ground is an inside job. Obama did it.

  5. deadlockvictim Silver badge

    Ballmer

    I was expecting a Ballmer story actually. Can't think why.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Threepwood!

    The researchers escaped the cannibals and left the banana picker in the locked hut, fed the monkey and went to the Great Monkey Head, where they pulled the middle nose on the totem pole. They got the wimpy little idol and returned to the cannibals, retrieved the banana picker and returned it to Herman to get the key. Apparently.

    1. Ben Bonsall

      Re: Threepwood!

      "How to get ahead when navigating?"

      "Hey, this sounds interesting!"

      1. Sarah Balfour

        Re: Threepwood!

        Did they happen to find a rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle (I've ALWAYS wanted an opportunity to post that!)…?

        1. Peter Johnstone

          Re: Threepwood!

          Thats the second biggest monkey head I've ever seen (I've ALWAYS wanted an opportunity to post that!)

        2. PNGuinn
          Boffin

          Re: Threepwood! "Did they happen to find a rubber chicken..."

          Er - why?

    2. davidp231

      Re: Threepwood!

      Look behind you! A three headed monkey!

      1. Graham Dawson

        Re: Threepwood!

        The prophecy has come true!

  7. Winkypop Silver badge
    Alert

    Don't tell Steven Spielberg

    He might want to make another Indiana Jones movie.

    We don't want another stinker like: "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

    1. Alan Gauton

      Re: Don't tell Steven Spielberg

      Thought it was already in pre-production...

      1. TitterYeNot
        Coat

        Re: Don't tell Steven Spielberg

        "Thought it was already in pre-production..."

        I think you're getting mixed up with "Gremlins 3 - The Quest for More Money."

        "Indiana Jones and the Deadly Miasma of Ennui" isn't due to start filming till next year...

        1. Florida1920 Silver badge

          Re: Don't tell Steven Spielberg

          First comes "Saving Private Fortunes."

        2. davidp231

          Re: Don't tell Steven Spielberg

          "Gremlins 3 - The Quest for More Money."

          See also: Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.

    2. Dave 126 Silver badge

      Re: Don't tell Steven Spielberg

      I didn't mind the jungle setting in Crystal Skull. It was the Erich Von Daniken influences that spoilt it for me.... that, and that fridge.

      Indiana Jones at the Mountains of Madness, anyone?

      1. NorthernCoder
        Go

        Re: Indiana Jones at the Mountains of Madness

        I like how you think!

    3. fruitoftheloon
      Happy

      @Winkypop: Re: Don't tell Steven Spielberg

      Winkypop,

      I thought the crystal skull Indy film wasn't too terrible, I suspect I may be in a minority hereabouts...

      J.

      1. Marketing Hack Silver badge
        Devil

        Re: @Winkypop: Don't tell Steven Spielberg

        Towards the end of The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I was hoping that the carnivorous ants would reappear, march off camera and the next thing you would see was them dragging Steven Spielberg across the ground and into their anthill....

  8. Bunbury

    Primeval rain forest?

    I feel National Geographic might need to look up the meaning of "primeval". It can hardly be primeval forest if 500 years ago it was a city.

    1. Kane Silver badge
      Boffin

      Re: Primeval rain forest?

      "I feel National Geographic might need to look up the meaning of "primeval". It can hardly be primeval forest if 500 years ago it was a city."

      Yeah...you may have misread that bit...

      "The rain forest surrounding the area is so primeval that the animals appear never to have seen humans before, reported the National Geographic."

      Plus, for bonus points...

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old-growth_forest - Particular extract...

      Depending on the forest, this may take anywhere from a century to several millennia. Hardwood forests of the eastern United States can develop old-growth characteristics in one or two generations of trees, or 150–500 years. In British Columbia, Canada, old growth is defined as 120 to 140 years of age in the interior of the province where fire is a frequent and natural occurrence. In British Columbia’s coastal rainforests, old growth is defined as trees more than 250 years, with some trees reaching more than 1,000 years of age. In Australia, eucalypt trees rarely exceed 350 years of age due to frequent fire disturbance.

      Yeah, yeah, I know. It's wikipedia....

      1. Bunbury

        Re: Primeval rain forest?

        Err, no.

        From the NG article "When the images were processed, they revealed unnatural features stretching for more than a mile through the valley. When Fisher analyzed the images, he found that the terrain along the river had been almost entirely reshaped by human hands"

        and

        "The valley is densely carpeted in a rain forest so primeval that"

        The valley has been almost entirely reshaped - it is impossible to do that and retain the primeval forest. It's sloppy writing from the magazine, which is poor when it has run articles in the past about how the Amazonian rain forest was once heavily agricultural in parts.

        Also (grammer nazi alert!), use of the style "so primeval" implies one forest can be more primeval than another. It can't. A forest is either 'of the first age' or it is not.

        1. joeldillon

          Re: Primeval rain forest?

          I hope 'grammer' is ironic.

          1. Marketing Hack Silver badge
            Headmaster

            Re: Primeval rain forest?

            Grammer Nazis are fanatic fans of Kelsey Grammer. They probably want to see Kelsey as the lead in the next Indiana Jones movie....

          2. Bunbury

            Re: Primeval rain forest?

            "I hope 'grammer' is ironic"

            If only. Moronic, more like!

          3. Loyal Commenter Silver badge

            Re: Primeval rain forest?

            I hope 'grammer' is ironic.

            My favourite law is Muphry's law...

      2. bep

        Re: Primeval rain forest?

        "Depending on the forest, this may take anywhere from a century to several millennia. Hardwood forests of the eastern United States can develop old-growth characteristics in one or two generations of trees, or 150–500 years. In British Columbia, Canada, old growth is defined as 120 to 140 years of age in the interior of the province where fire is a frequent and natural occurrence. In British Columbia’s coastal rainforests, old growth is defined as trees more than 250 years, with some trees reaching more than 1,000 years of age. In Australia, eucalypt trees rarely exceed 350 years of age due to frequent fire disturbance.

        Yeah, yeah, I know. It's wikipedia...."

        Well, since we're trusting Wikipedia:

        'The Huon Pine is a conifer, endemic to Tasmania, and the only member of the genus Lagarostrobos. It is Australia’s oldest living tree species and one of the oldest |living organisms on earth. Individuals have been known to reach an age of 3,000 years.'

        Australia is quite a big place, with quite a few different tree species, not just gum trees.

      3. Graham Dawson

        Re: Primeval rain forest?

        " In Australia, eucalypt trees rarely exceed 350 years of age due to frequent fire disturbance."

        By which they mean "exploded due to bright sunlight".

        Australia. So deadly even the trees are bombs.

        1. MonkeyCee Silver badge

          Re: Primeval rain forest?

          There are three types of fauna in Australia: Weird, deadly and sheep.

          The seasons in Australia are: Flood, pestilence, fire and boredom.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They dared to defile the White City of the Monkey God?

    I'm outraged!

    Kill all the non-believers!

    Ring the Daily Mail

    1. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge
      Happy

      Re: They dared to defile the White City of the Monkey God?

      Yeah, but don't forget the Monkey God's Mum (MGM). She is going to go ON and ON and ON to the poor Monkey God:

      MGM: "See! I TOLD you to keep your forest tidy! You are ALWAYS losing things in it!"

      Monkey God: "But, mum, I ..."

      MGM: "I mean, HOW can you lose an entire CITY! This never would have happened to your cousin Kevin!"

      Monkey God: "But mum, ..."

      MGM: "Just think of what your dad will say when he comes home, and he hears humans have found it for you"

      Monkey God: "Yes, but mum, ..."

      MGM: "And I bet you haven't said thank you to those nice men from the SAS and National Geographic for finding your city again"

      Monkey God: "But,..."

      MGM: "Now go to your room and tidy THAT, or it's no human sacrifices for you for the next 500 years!"

      Monkey God: "Yes, mum. Alright, mum"

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: They dared to defile the White City of the Monkey God?

      I'm outraged!

      Kill all the non-believers!

      Ring the Daily Mail

      Outrage - fine if you like that sort of thing

      Kill all the non believers - well you are entitled to your opinion, its a tad extreme though

      Ring the Daily Mail - My God man! Have you lost the plot? That's just a step too far!

  10. Bob Wheeler
    Trollface

    I always thought...

    that White City was in Shepherd's Bush?

    1. Dave 126 Silver badge

      Re: I always thought...

      Nah, it's in Peru

      http://www.peruthisweek.com/travel-visit-the-white-city-of-arequipa-peru-103259

      1. PNGuinn
        WTF?

        Re: I always thought...

        Peru's in Shepherd's Bush?

        So the little bear would only have had to hop on the tube to get to Paddington?

        Colour me shocked, really.

    2. Fink-Nottle

      Re: I always thought...

      Isn't White City somewhere in South Africa?

      Anyway ... you'd think that with expeditions like this, the less they found, the better. If they'd come back from the jungle without having found anything, then that would just prove how lost the city really was.

      1. OrientalHero

        Re: I always thought...

        Heh, there's a lost white walled city in Syria called Al Resafa.

        It looks red in the pictures (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resafa) but 1500 years of sand blasting by the desert will do that to white walls.

  11. A. Coatsworth Silver badge
    Devil

    First I misread the city's name as "White monkey"... and then it results that the man who discovered ended up committing suicide!

    This is not about the Mountains of Madness as a few fellow commentards suggested... it's about the late Arthur Jermyn and his family!!

    1. Dave 126 Silver badge

      A. Coatsworth deserves my upvote... but I had to use the internet to find out why!

      ('Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family', a H.P Lovecraft story concerning explorers and a city of white apes)

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I can't believe there is a pyramid too! Finding this city is pretty much the exact scenario I imagined for my entire life as a kid. It was either being a real life Indiana Jones or...well I could tell you what I do today, but if it's not being a real life Indian Jones, would you really be interested...

    1. Dave 126 Silver badge

      You are a wise-cracking intergalactic smuggler, on the run after being wrongly accused of murdering your wife, who tracks down rogue replicants and I claim my fiver!

  13. Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse Silver badge

    Re : A forest 'of the first age'

    So, Neldoreth in Beleriand then?

  14. codejunky Silver badge

    I wonder

    Did it go anything like the plot to Congo?

  15. GreggS

    Durr, durr, durr derrr, durr, durr, derrrr.

    Dur, dur, dur, derrrrr, dur, dur , dur dur, dur-de-dur.

    1. Little Mouse

      Re: Durr, durr, durr derrr, durr, durr, derrrr.

      Now I've got the theme tune to "Heidi" stuck in my head. Thanks for that.

  16. Stevie Silver badge

    Bah!

    Well not for nothing, I led a team to this very site about three and a half years ago.

    We recovered a number of artifacts that hinted at an antediluvian history of the Earth not in accord with that of mainstream historians. Some of the carvings on one particular urn were ... disturbing, and many of the team suffered nighmares after viewing them.

    Our doctor developed a pervasive feeling of being watched from the surrounding forest and began wandering off into the bush in search of his tormentors, costing precious time when search parties had to be sent to find him and bring him back to camp. During our second week on site he simply vanished.

    Then we opened up a sealed wooden door and found a surprisingly well-preserved mummy of a reptilian humanoid. Such a repulsive sight did this being convey as it lay there on the massive stone slab that two of the team simply fainted dead away. Though dead for uncounted eons it seemed to exude a palpable miasma of malevolence. The nightmares that night were terrible.

    No-one would work the next day, and I almost had an outright mutiny when I tried to insist we re-enter the tomb. I spoke calming words to my students and fellow Miskatonic professors that seemed to be calming things down when naturally the mummified horror from beyond time chose that precise moment to rise from the dead, emerge from its tomb and ill us all.

    I congratulate the latest expedition on escaping a TPK.

    1. Will Godfrey Silver badge
      Happy

      Re: Bah!

      Thank goodness you were all only 'illed'. That bastard could have murdered you all!

      1. Old Handle
        Alien

        Re: Bah!

        I don't know, some of those mummy-induced illnesses can be exceptionally nasty.

      2. Stevie Silver badge

        Re: Only Ill

        Dammit, that's what posting from an iPad on the Register App with its itty-bitty comment typeface does for me.

        Another triumph for technology and superannuated eyeballs.

        1. Sarah Balfour
          Unhappy

          Re: Only Ill

          THe app is crap. I use News360.

          Reg, update your app - the latest version is dated almost 2 years ago! I know you hate Apple, but c'mon!

      3. P. Lee Silver badge

        Re: Bah!

        >Thank goodness you were all only 'illed'. That bastard could have murdered you all!

        The last entry in the diary reads, "The others are now all gone, I'm the only one left. They fell like flies to dysentery, then the flies fell on them and the flies got dysentery. We've been illed to death by the Mummy's cures, I'm sure of it!"

        1. Will Godfrey Silver badge
          Happy

          Re: Bah! (two bites of the cherry?)

          If that's what the mummy's cures can do, I really don't want to know about its curse!

        2. Stevie Silver badge

          Re: We've been illed to death by the Mummy's cures

          Upvoted for "Mummy's cures".

          I'd buy you a beer if I wasn't so cheap.

      4. fruitoftheloon
        Joke

        @Will Godfrey: Re: Bah!

        Will,

        Blimey, I didn't realise Run DMC had that effect on some folks...

        J

  17. Tom 7 Silver badge

    Does that lidar shit

    work on car keys in 2" of grass? Cos if it does there's more wealth in pub gardens than the whole of Honduras!

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Yeah man

    A forest is not a forest until you can loose your f*king pyramid in it!

    1. MajorTom

      Re: Yeah man

      If you let loose your pyramid, won't it wander until it eventually makes its way out of the jungle?

      1. DropBear Silver badge

        Re: Yeah man

        If you let loose your pyramid, won't it wander until it eventually makes its way out of the jungle?

        Not if it stumbles upon an ancient city first, then it just settles down in it. There just is something about ancient cities pyramids can't resist - all the ones we know of were found lurking in one...

  19. faultythinking

    Found before?

    I think someone has already been there...

    http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/thelateaurthurjeryn.htm

    1. asdf Silver badge

      Re: Found before?

      Funny reading the headline immediately brought Lovecraft to my mind as well even though I haven't read said story. Doesn't take reading many of his stories to get a good feel for his multiverse.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Found before?

        I much prefer the laundry

  20. Uffish

    So how does this LIDAR work?

    Is there some colour that goes through leaves as if they were transparent or does it extrpolate from the small spots of light that get through gaps the canopy.

    1. Bunbury

      Re: So how does this LIDAR work?

      I believe it's the latter. The kit seems to work on the basis of chuck out data points like billy-o (1 billy-o = 1bo = 100,000 per second) and then process to discount reflections from foliage. Given that the aeroplane is moving, some will hit leaves and some will hit the ground. Then Mr computer works out which is which and can just display the land underneath the trees, if you want to see the land. Very impressive results. Though I imagine the denser the canopy the more difficult it is to get detail.

      1. Sarah Balfour

        Re: So how does this LIDAR work?

        'LIDAR' - sounds like a lie-detector-cum-radar, especially useful when listening to PMQs (although, with the current shower of shit, it'd probably explode within the first 30s).

  21. Cynical_Funk
    Boffin

    Alternatively...

    You can read something non sensational about this here:

    http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2015/03/03/theres-a-real-archaeological-surprise-in-honduras/

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
      Thumb Up

      Re: Alternatively...

      I don't know what exactly is going on but this seems like another case of NatGeo QUALITY reporting / reportutainment.

  22. Dave Harris

    Please no-one tell Lord Monkey Fist

  23. Mystic Megabyte Silver badge
    Happy

    I've been to the lair of the white worm

    Scout's honour!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I've been to the lair of the white worm

      Cornwall or Devon?

    2. PNGuinn
      Go

      Re: I've been to the lair of the white worm

      Thers's a good boy!

  24. earl grey Silver badge
    Coat

    That's what She (WMBO) said

    Getting my coat and heading for the fire now.

    And yes, i know it's a different continent.

  25. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    WTF is this?

    Explorers have attempted to uncover the extreme wealth of "Ciudad Blanca", so called because its buildings and a wall around it were of white stone, since the time of Hernán Cortés and the Spanish conquistadors in 1520.

    How can there be a city of "extreme wealth" (probably relative) somewhere in Honduras just like that? There needs to be a supporting civilization and vast tracts of land to support that city to the point where asking a local would most likely result in finger-pointing into the general direction of said city. What gives?

    As an example, it's not like the location of Mesopotamian cities was particularly unknown (indeed Mongols amused themselves to "un-wealth" those cities something fierce, having evidently easily detected them).

    1. Dave 126 Silver badge

      Re: WTF is this?

      Explorers will attempt to uncover extreme wealth even if there isn't any extreme wealth to find. Does that answer your question?

      1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

        Re: WTF is this?

        Explorers will attempt to uncover extreme wealth even if there isn't any extreme wealth to find. Does that answer your question?

        I suppose you are able to answer your question yourself with "not really".

    2. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: WTF is this?

      Wealth doesn't mean money, eg precious metals and jewels. Oddly enough, some people prize knowledge over money. That's a good thing. Otherwise we'd probably not have come down from the trees.

      As for the vast tracts of land, jungles grow. Fast. And it's had in the order of 500 years with, if the report on the animals reactions to humans is to be believed, no human, or at least almost no, human presence in much of that time to grow over and hide everything that might be seen as human created or modified.

      1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

        Re: WTF is this?

        Wealth doesn't mean money, eg precious metals and jewels

        How is the life in My Little Ponyland?

        Oddly enough, some people prize knowledge over money.

        Oddly enough, Conquistadors didn't. Oddly enough, "wealth" never meant "large libraries". "Excuse me peasant, would you indicate the shortest path to the next library or do you want me behead you after a short introduction to Christianity?". Yeah, I think not.

        As for the vast tracts of land, jungles grow. Fast.

        Relevance?

        1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

          Re: WTF is this?

          "Oddly enough, Conquistadors didn't. Oddly enough, "wealth" never meant "large libraries". "Excuse me peasant, would you indicate the shortest path to the next library or do you want me behead you after a short introduction to Christianity?". Yeah, I think not."

          I suspect you didn't understand what I was referring to. The explorers referred to the "extreme wealth" as per the quote from the article in your OP. Since they are almost certainly archeologists, then "wealth" to them almost certainly referred to the "wealth of knowledge" to be gained from both the city itself and any artifacts they may uncover.

          1. Loyal Commenter Silver badge

            Re: WTF is this?

            I don't think the conquistadors just strolled into the centre of the South American continent through thick rainforest and took everything they found. For starters, it's quite difficult to travel through thick rainforest when there are no roads, new and exotic diseases to catch, unfriendly natives, and several thousand miles of it to cover when hauling back whatever you happen to find. If the city in question was already abandoned, it would have already been far less accessible than those that were still populated and actively fighting the Spanish invaders.

  26. Gartal

    Mark Plotkin, ethnobotanist, said: "This is clearly the most undisturbed rain forest in Central America. The importance of this place can’t be overestimated."

    Lets get in there and fuck it up.

  27. veti Silver badge

    "Ethnobotanist"?

    As opposed to, what, a regular botanist, who presumably has no interest in such irrelevancies as "species" and "subgroups"?

    Seriously, who makes these words up? And why?

    1. Sarah Balfour

      Re: "Ethnobotanist"?

      Ethnobotany is the study of the relationship.between people and plants, just as ethnozoology is the study of the relationship between humans and nonhuman species.

      A botanist is merely concerned with the study of plants and their classification in relation to other plants. Without ethnobotany, we'd not know about the miracle of cannabis for example, nor opiates.

      Ethnobotany is a very real science. Think of all the hallucinogenics and psychedelics we now know exist.

      I'll direct you - and anyone else interested - to http://www.erowid.org.

  28. All names Taken
    Alien

    (Optional) Tsk you humans

    Perhaps wealth in those times placed more emphasis on health, family, food, ... since Banks were not readily available and holes in the wall not really reliable.

    The stock exchange did not really get under way for quite a while and as every ruralist knows, you can't eat gold (but it can add a sparkle of something to your daughters/sons weddings?

    So maybe extrem e wealth implied a longer lasting relationship with the environment capable of sustaining life for generations rather than a magpie habit of putting stuff (usually non-perishable?) in safe places?

    Just a thought that's all - humans? What you like?

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
      Headmaster

      Re: (Optional) Tsk you humans

      So maybe extrem e wealth implied a longer lasting relationship with the environment capable of sustaining life for generations rather than a magpie habit of putting stuff (usually non-perishable?) in safe places?

      Superior new age eco bullshit of impeccable pedigree.

      People may have reached the healthy age of 40-50.

      They still had to pay the taxman or hide the little they had from his prying eyes. While the leader of state and his sycophants accumulated gilded stuff on which to sit on.

      It has always been thus.

      a magpie habit of putting stuff (usually non-perishable?) in safe places?

      Not very skilled in economics either. This is called "saving". It is what causes investments to happen. Unless (like now) financial repression goes full out like what happens currently (and happend in the roman empire a bit before the crash).

  29. Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse Silver badge

    Re : Bah!!!

    If he was 'illed' - that explains what happened to that long lost Beastie boy.

  30. Sarah Balfour
    Devil

    i don't think I've given as many upvotes…

    …as I have to this thread. Thank you for making a nonhuman hominid, of indeterminate gender very happy.

    1. fruitoftheloon
      Pint

      @Mr/Ms/Mrs Sarah Balfour: Re: i don't think I've given as many upvotes…

      Sarah,

      Well said! Have one on me...

      Regards,

      J.

      1. Sarah Balfour

        Re: @Mr/Ms/Mrs Sarah Balfour: i don't think I've given as many upvotes…@FruitoftheLoon

        Cheers, Loony! Think the only reason I'm still hanging around 'ere is coz no fucker can be arsed to ban me! This isHONESTLY the only forum from which I've yet to receive my marching orders (an it ain't for want of trying, neither!).

        I've been here under my real name so long I can't be bothered using an alias.

  31. MJI Silver badge

    Indy will arrive there to find that Nathan Drake has been and gone.

  32. mutt65

    Theodore Morde was probably on to something. This is far from a very large area, so knowing even the remotest section to look in, it's found. This should have remained somewhat ethereal in description to trick robbers/thieves/raiders, but it seems not. Hope it remains a mystery and my children will grow up reading about it's "existence" rather than it's pillaging.

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

      If it even exists and hasn't been made up by journosensationalists.

  33. Bob H

    It's just up the road from what was Television Centre in London isn't it? Where they held the old London Olympics?

  34. Yugguy

    "This is clearly the most undisturbed rain forest in Central America. ."

    EFA:

    This WAS clearly the most undisturbed rain forest in Central America. The importance of this place can’t be overestimated."

    Now it's fucked.

  35. thx1138v2

    Geez, Louise!

    What will they think of next? Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and now Dark Archeology. Trust us, we know it's there but you can't see it or touch it or take pictures of it. It's OURS. ALL OURS.

    I can see one pissed off Monkey God doing bad things - see Richard Prior and the squirrel monkeys

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlxqc_richard-pryor-pet-monkey_news

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