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Lost Amazonian City Unveils Complex Past


Lost Amazonian City Unveils Complex Past

The discovery of a vast ancient city hidden in the Amazon has changed what we know about the history of people living in the region. The town, hidden by dense vegetation for thousands of years, was discovered in the #Upano area in #easternEcuador. The houses and plazas in the area were connected by an astounding network of roads and canals, providing insight into the sophisticated engineering skills of the ancient inhabitants.


The city was discovered by a team of researchers from the University of #Exeter in the #UK, collaborating with Ecuadorian #archaeologists. The researchers used advanced satellite imaging techniques to map the area and identify the hidden city. Once the city was discovered, the team conducted ground surveys to confirm the existence of the structures and to learn more about the people who lived there.


The city is believed to have been built by a civilization that predates the #Incaempire, which flourished in #SouthAmerica from the 13th to 16th century. The discovery challenges previous assumptions that small, nomadic tribes primarily inhabited the Amazon. Instead, it suggests that complex societies were living in the region long before the arrival of European explorers.


The city is estimated to have covered an area of around 215 hectares, making it one of the largest settlements in the Amazon. The houses and #plazas were constructed using various materials, including stone, clay, and wood. The researchers also discovered evidence of canals and terraced fields, probably used for farming.


One of the most remarkable features of the city is its network of roads and canals. The canals were used to transport goods and people and would have been essential for the city's survival. The researchers

believe the canals were also used for irrigation, allowing the inhabitants to grow crops in the otherwise sterile #Amazonenvironment.


The city's discovery has important implications for our understanding of the Amazon and its #history. It suggests the region was home to complex societies with advanced engineering skills. It challenges the idea that the Amazon was a #virginforest before the arrival of #Europeans. The discovery may also have implications for modern-day Amazonian communities facing increasing pressure from #deforestation and development.


The scientists hope that unearthing the lost city will lead to further exploration of the region and shed more light on the history of the Amazon. They also work with local communities to ensure the discovery is preserved and protected for future generations.


The discovery of the ancient city in the #Amazon is a reminder of South America's vast and complex #history. It is a testament to the ingenuity of the people who lived there and a reminder that there is still much to learn about the region's past. As we continue to explore and study the Amazon, we must also work to protect it and the communities who call it home.


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