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(Live Science)   Legendary lost city discovered in the jungle. Hernando Cortez, please call your office   (livescience.com) divider line 38
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2013-05-16 07:12:46 AM
...and immediately bulldozed by a road crew.
 
2013-05-16 07:15:01 AM
Words subby doesn't understand:

Possibly, may, could be.

Nowhere does it say that a lost city has been found.
 
2013-05-16 07:15:54 AM
Legendary lost city discovered in the jungle. Hernando Cortez, please call your office pick up the white courtesy phone

close enough, subs
 
2013-05-16 07:16:02 AM

phrawgh: ...and immediately bulldozed by a road crew.


The plans have been on display.
 
2013-05-16 07:18:39 AM
<deadpan>Part time</deadpan>
 
2013-05-16 07:23:17 AM

phrawgh: ...and immediately bulldozed by a road crew.


I really hope the Belize government is able to prosecute those farktards.  Pre-contact ruins are nationally protected, and I'm sure UNESCO will back an effort to nail the construction company to the wall.
 
2013-05-16 07:25:24 AM
that reminds me, i need to finish reading the lost city of Z
 
2013-05-16 07:39:00 AM
You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.
 
2013-05-16 07:40:16 AM
UNC_Samurai

Why? THey haven't touched anything. TFA says it was all done from the air with lidar.
 
2013-05-16 07:40:45 AM
This is cool but it doesn't make up for the 'Belize Incident'.
 
2013-05-16 07:40:53 AM
If it were Cortez, it would be Cibola they are referring to, subby, which is in the Hopi/Zuni indian area.  Pizarro was the El Dorado goon extraordinaire.  Although I have never heard it referred to as Ciudad Blanca or whatever, I guess that is the Honduran legend as it did take many forms.  I read a book in middle school that was basically an account of hunting for it (fun read) that told such fanciful stories as 8 sheep fleeces full of gold dust that they were transporting on mule train until ambushed.  The buried the bamboo containers with the gold dust are still out there as are the stone ruins of the once gilded city.  He had it placed in Brazil, off the Orinoco.  Oh well.  Good times.
 
2013-05-16 07:43:24 AM
South American Natives
Trolling greedy white people since 1492
 
2013-05-16 07:43:54 AM
lidar-weilding

Spell-check-reverse fail: When you don't use spell-check so it won't insert wrong synonym or grammar, but you can't spell either.

LiveScience Senior Writer

Really? And this woman is an academic journalist? I thought academics and/or journalists proofread their work. And maybe they should required to be able to remember the 'i before e, except after c, and sometimes y' rule during their hiring interview.
 
2013-05-16 07:47:51 AM
"We use lidar to pinpoint where human structures are by looking for linear shapes and rectangles," Colorado State University research Stephen Leisz, who uses lidar in Mexico, said in a statement. "Nature doesn't work in straight lines."

Well not always of course, but come on now. Don't make me go on a spiel of naturally occurring straight lines now of all provenances animal, astral,  vegetal, and mineral.
 
2013-05-16 07:58:40 AM

berylman: "We use lidar to pinpoint where human structures are by looking for linear shapes and rectangles," Colorado State University research Stephen Leisz, who uses lidar in Mexico, said in a statement. "Nature doesn't work in straight lines."

Well not always of course, but come on now. Don't make me go on a spiel of naturally occurring straight lines now of all provenances animal, astral,  vegetal, and mineral.


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
'You gonna reference that quote, Stephen?'
 
2013-05-16 07:59:00 AM

WTFDYW: UNC_Samurai

Why? THey haven't touched anything. TFA says it was all done from the air with lidar.


He's refering to a story earlier this week. Google "pyramid destroyed by road crew" and you should find it.
 
2013-05-16 08:02:39 AM
I'm sure it has been looted already.
 
2013-05-16 08:10:21 AM

Ecobuckeye: WTFDYW: UNC_Samurai

Why? THey haven't touched anything. TFA says it was all done from the air with lidar.

He's refering to a story earlier this week. Google "pyramid destroyed by road crew" and you should find it.


Yeah, the Nohmul site was significantly demolished, and debris used for ballast.

As the BIA's director said, there's no way you can claim it was a mistake.  These shiatstains got lazy.
 
2013-05-16 08:10:21 AM
i406.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-16 08:11:00 AM
Whoa, that image is MUCH bigger than thought, sorry.

must remember to use preview.
 
2013-05-16 08:13:39 AM
Arg, now I want to watch MCoG, but I can't find torrents of the new season...
 
2013-05-16 08:14:16 AM
Hernán, not Hernando.
 
2013-05-16 08:14:16 AM

MadMonk: [i406.photobucket.com image 850x835]


That's hilariously ironic, considering the commercial imperialism and sense of manifest destiny EA's had over the years.
 
2013-05-16 08:15:52 AM

MadMonk: [i406.photobucket.com image 850x835]


Loved that game wish I still could play it.
 
2013-05-16 08:23:12 AM
New Son of Indiana Jones movie in 3-2-1
 
2013-05-16 08:24:04 AM
www.angelfire.lycos.com

The City of Zinj!
 
2013-05-16 08:26:13 AM

MadMonk:


I loved that game
 
2013-05-16 08:29:02 AM

nwarlick: [www.angelfire.lycos.com image 127x73]

The City of Zinj!


Today I Learned Angelfire still exits.
 
2013-05-16 09:27:36 AM

UNC_Samurai: nwarlick: [www.angelfire.lycos.com image 127x73]

The City of Zinj!

Today I Learned Angelfire still exits.


Came here to say the same thing!
 
2013-05-16 11:28:04 AM

kimmygibblershomework: If it were Cortez, it would be Cibola they are referring to, subby, which is in the Hopi/Zuni indian area.  Pizarro was the El Dorado goon extraordinaire.  Although I have never heard it referred to as Ciudad Blanca or whatever,


Have you seen it, Aragorn, the White City?   Have you been called home by the clear ringing of silver trumpets?
 
2013-05-16 12:02:50 PM

kimmygibblershomework: If it were Cortez, it would be Cibola they are referring to, subby, which is in the Hopi/Zuni indian area.  Pizarro was the El Dorado goon extraordinaire.  Although I have never heard it referred to as Ciudad Blanca or whatever, I guess that is the Honduran legend as it did take many forms.  I read a book in middle school that was basically an account of hunting for it (fun read) that told such fanciful stories as 8 sheep fleeces full of gold dust that they were transporting on mule train until ambushed.  The buried the bamboo containers with the gold dust are still out there as are the stone ruins of the once gilded city.  He had it placed in Brazil, off the Orinoco.  Oh well.  Good times.


El Dorado was in South America somewhere, commonly believed by Pizarro et al to be in the Colombia/Ecuador region. Sir Walter Raleigh (yes, Roanoke Raleigh, who was in and out of the Tower of London for most of his career) thought it was up the Orinoco River in Guyana, near where Guyana, Venezuela, and Brazil all meet up.

Cibola (or, the Seven Cities of Cibola) were supposedly in the American southwest/northern Mexico somewhere, and are generally believed to be references to pueblo and cave dwellings of that region. Francisco Coronado led the biggest expedition in search of Cibola, going all the way to Kansas before turning back.

La Ciudad Blanca was supposedly the birthplace of Quetzlcoatl, the feathered serpent god. Cortez heard about this city from the Aztecs he conquered, and spent five years or so banging around Honduras looking for the place (and also mixing it up with other Spanish explorers, but that's not relevant).

There was also Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Youth in Florida, but that's just a stupid story of an idiot getting lost in the everglades.

So, subby had it right. Cortez, pick up the phone.
 
2013-05-16 01:08:42 PM
Children of the sun see your time has just begun
Searching for your ways
Through adventures everyday

Every day and night, with the Condor in flight
With all your friends in tow
We search for the Cities Of Gold...

www.imisstheoldschool.com

...Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Wishing for the Cities of Gold
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Someday we will find, the Cities of Gold

Damn. Now that song is stuck in my head :(

Doo doo doo doo do
 
2013-05-16 02:53:38 PM

Mr. Pokeylope: Children of the sun see your time has just begun
Searching for your ways
Through adventures everyday

Every day and night, with the Condor in flight
With all your friends in tow
We search for the Cities Of Gold...

[www.imisstheoldschool.com image 353x209]

...Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Wishing for the Cities of Gold
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Someday we will find, the Cities of Gold

Damn. Now that song is stuck in my head :(

Doo doo doo doo do


As long as we're posting songs having at least some slight relevance to the thread topic...

/And though I hoped for something to find
//I could see no place to unwind
 
2013-05-16 03:55:24 PM

Perducci: phrawgh: ...and immediately bulldozed by a road crew.

The plans have been on display.


On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar!
 
2013-05-16 03:57:57 PM

RobSeace: Perducci: phrawgh: ...and immediately bulldozed by a road crew.

The plans have been on display.

On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar!


That's the Display Department.
 
2013-05-16 04:37:23 PM

Perducci: RobSeace: Perducci: phrawgh: ...and immediately bulldozed by a road crew.

The plans have been on display.

On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar!

That's the Display Department.


With a torch.
 
2013-05-16 05:35:39 PM

RobSeace: Perducci: RobSeace: Perducci: phrawgh: ...and immediately bulldozed by a road crew.

The plans have been on display.

On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar!

That's the Display Department.

With a torch.


Ah well, the lights must have gone.
 
2013-05-16 05:38:02 PM

Perducci: RobSeace: Perducci: RobSeace: Perducci: phrawgh: ...and immediately bulldozed by a road crew.

The plans have been on display.

On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar!

That's the Display Department.

With a torch.

Ah well, the lights must have gone.


So had the stairs!
 
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