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Archaeologists remove the first pieces of the White City in Honduras

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Created on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 13:12
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 13:15

It is a vessel decorated with the head of a vulture and an artisan with jaguar heads and man, which were presented by the president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, in the area of ​​El Aguacate.

 

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A group Archaeologists extracted for scientific purposes the first two parts of the White City, in the Honduran Mosquitia, which holds the remains of an ancient and unknown civilization.

It is a vessel decorated with the head of a vulture and an artisan with jaguar heads and man, were presented Tuesday by the president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, in the area of ​​El Aguacate, at the airport in the eastern department of Olancho.

The president accompanied equipment Archaeologists of the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History (IHAH), National Geographic and the University of Colorado (USA), who extracted two of the more than 60 pieces identified during a visit in 2015 to Caha Kamasa, White City in Miskito dialect.

 

Extracting the first pieces they were made in the site called T1, which is the first of three settlements identified so far in place.

"God has blessed us to live this special moment in the history of Honduras and for many lovers of archeology," said Hernandez, who named the first exploration site "City Jaguar," because the head of this feline figure in one of the parts removed.

He stressed that the Jaguar City is "a metropolitan region that has found a variety of small towns" and called on Hondurans to understand that the discovery and exploration of the site is "a compromise and national project and is obliged to take care to the world ".

The finding, with traces of a civilization from which there is no information, creates "a great expectation of what this will mean for Honduras and for the world," stressed the president.

The two-piece drawn "is that the world begins to see what this civilization and start to dream what will happen in two, ten, fifty or 200 years," stressed the president.

National Geographic archaeologist Chris Fisher said the vessel decorated with the head of a bird extracted data from Jaguar City "period 1000 to 1500 years after Christ," according to a statement released by the Presidential Palace.

"We have a global responsibility to protect this gem (Jaguar City)," said Fisher, adding that the discovery will attract the world's attention on Honduras.

IHAH director, Virgilio Parades, said White City can be more than four times what the Copan Archaeological Park, a world heritage site that holds the most spectacular sculpture of the Mayan civilization in western Honduras.

The research center will work in El Aguacate, Paredes said, who noted that exploration missions to the area include the investigation of the sites called T2 and T3, which are settlements larger than T1 or Jaguar City.

National Geographic magazine, published in 15 languages ​​and has about 60 million readers, dedicated in October 2015 an extensive report on the archaeological site of Ciudad Blanca and what could be there this year.

 

Courtesy: EFE