In September of 1940 an American Explorer named Theodore Morde proclaimed in the Milwaukee Sentinel that he had found “the Lost City of Ancient America’s Monkey God.” Morde described a city of white stone
Is there a ruined city deep in the Honduran jungle dedicated to a mysterious simian god, one who accepted sacrifices of human flesh by fanatical worshippers?
No. Probably not.
But the story behind the myth is entertaining, at least.
Theodore Morde’s account, In the Lost City of Ancient America’s Monkey God.
The El Dorado Machine from the New Yoker.
Rosemary Joyce’s critique of the “discover” of La Ciudad Blanca Good Science, Big Hype, Bad Archaeology.