Honduras sends soldiers to protect 'lost city' from drug cartels

23 Mar 2015 9:45 AM | Anonymous

Honduras sends soldiers to protect 'lost city' from drug cartels

Expendition team reportedly split on how to safeguard artefacts from looters after 'lost city' rediscovered in Honduras jungle also used by drug traffickers       

The Honduran president has dispatched troops to protect a "lost city" rediscovered deep in the jungle amid fears that looters could pillage ancient artefacts from the abandoned home of an unknown civilisation.

There were deep divisions among the expedition team that found the site in the Mosquitia rainforest about whether to remove ancient relics for safekeeping because of the risk of looting, or leave them intact, it has emerged.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/honduras/11485994/Honduras-sends-soldiers-to-protect-lost-city-from-drug-cartels.html