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Daily Whimsy: Lost Mayan City Found in the Stars


The Daily Catch - published on 05/12/16

William Gadoury, a 15 year old Canadian, has located what is believed to be a lost Mayan city by linking the locations of other Mayan cities to the positions of constellations:

Gadoury reportedly began his thorough investigation by examining 22 Mayan constellations and projecting them onto a map, which showed the existence of 117 Mayan cities. With this, the 15-year-old found that the shapes of the star formations coincided perfectly with the location of the cities, making him the first to establish this crucial correlation. After this, Gadoury went on to find a 23rd constellation, which he found had three stars, but only two coincided with ancient ruins, so there had to be a third city to match. And indeed there was; Google satellite images confirmed there was something that could be the ruins of a lost 4,600-year-old city.

Gadoury won first place at Quebec’s provincial Expo Sciences finales in 2014 and we can’t wait to see what this young man’s bright future has in store for the world.

Caveat: There is still some speculation as to whether or not his findings are accurate, but only time will tell. We’re rooting for you William.

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