Teenager Discovers Ancient Mayan City Using Google Maps

Mayan City
Source: exploratours.info

A teenager managed to discover an ancient Mayan City, called the Fire Mouth. The 15-year-old kid from Canada apparently became obsessed with the Mayan cities history after the doomsday predictions of 2012. His discoveries are the only good thing that came out of that nonsense of doomsday.

William Gadoury said he became curious as to why the Mayans lived where they had lived, places where natural resources such as rivers were flowing. He focused on the twenty-two Mayan constellations and thought of if there was any correlation between how the Mayan cities had been placed in Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, and El Salvador.

Stars lead to the Mayan City

With this kind of solid knowledge, he formulated a theory: Mayans placed a heavy emphasis on astrology. They lived through the notion that the stars had a direct effect on how life on Earth was lived. Being heavy astrologists, they believed and looked at signs to determine their farming cycles, therefore, stars where a heavy determinant and factor for Mayans in choosing where to live. The teenager began to map out the constellations of the stars, and lo and behold he noticed that they were corresponding to 117 known Mayan cities. But then he decided to add one more constellation on his map, twenty-third one.

His twenty-third constellation was small comprising only of 3 stars. The teenager, equipped with Google Maps and some images from the Canadian Space Agency, managed to identify the 118th Mayan City that could correspond to the constellation. He used the appropriate coordinates and saw a fallow ground.

A remote sensing specialist from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Dr. Armand LaRocque, who was working with Gadoury said the discovery was a Mayan pyramid which was surrounded by thirty smaller structures. LaRocque said that the appearance of geometric shapes in the picture, in the shapes of squares and rectangles was something that could not be attributed to being a natural phenomenon. Asked what the name of the Mayan City he discovered was, Gadoury said it was called Fire Mouth.

All evidence at the moment is in the satellite images and no one has explored the area that the teenager claims the Mayan City was located at. “It’s always about money,” Dr. LaRocque said when asked about why they had not explored the location yet. This brings to mind the differences between physical expedition costs and simple digital costs. However, a fund has been created for Gadoury to Brazil Expo-Sciences International, where he hopes to be able to give his all for networking with people so he can find someone to fund their trip to the Mayan City called Fire Mouth.