QUEBEC, CANADA - Take that, Indiana Jones. A Canadian teen thinks he has found a long-lost Mayan city without ever even setting foot in Mexico, and he's thanking his lucky stars for his discovery.
William Gadoury, 15, says while researching a school science project about how the Mayans chose locations for their cities, he noticed similarities between ancient settlements and stars in the night sky. The kid then did something no one else has done before. He superimposed constellations over maps of known Mayan cities and made an interesting observation. Gadoury explains, "I found that the Maya put their city at different places to imitate the form of the constellations."
Gadoury claims that after noticing a star with no corresponding city, he fired-up Google Maps to look around the area the star was guiding him to. There, located deep under the thick jungle canopy of the Yucatan Peninsula, the teen saw a square shape. Archaeologists believe Gadoury's findings are evidence of a never-before-seen Mayan city. Possibly the largest Mayan settlement ever discovered. Of course, the teen in now rolling with worldwide notoriety. Gadoury says he would love to go and see this long-lost city with his own eye. We say, give him a fedora and a whip, and he's half way there already.