Everyone’s idea of the inhabitants of the Mahaban Amazon is that small indigenous groups live there. They use tree bark and leaves as body covering. It is even believed that at one time the inhabitants were naked. Several reports have come up because some castes are still naked.
Now the mystery of Amazon has been revealed, it will shock everyone. This discovery will challenge the traditional understanding of this rainforest. A city has now been found in the deep jungle of the Amazon. This large old city was hidden for thousands of years behind the overgrown trees.
According to the British media BBC, the existence of this city near the Yupano area of eastern Ecuador was first discovered by the investigation department of the National Center for Scientific Research in France. Stefan Rosterin, the head of this department, said that the city’s streets and canals were connected to the houses and plazas of the Yupano area.
Due to volcanic eruptions, the soil in this area is more fertile than before. But this volcano is believed to have destroyed the city and society. Cities like Machu Picchu in Peru have already been found. Whether the people of the city found here lived a nomadic life, or built a small settlement, is still under research.
Stephane Rosterin, Head of Investigations at France’s National Center for Scientific Research, said, ‘This city is the oldest site found in the Amazon. All our ideas about civilization are Eurocentric. But this discovery proved that we need to change our thinking about culture and civilization.’
Antoine Dorison, another member of the research team, says, ‘This city proved wrong what we had about the culture of the Amazon.’
Researchers say that this city was built two and a half thousand years ago. People have lived here for thousands of years. However, it is not possible to say how many people lived there at the same time. It can be estimated from 10 thousand to 1 lakh.
Archaeologists have found this information by digging in an area of 300 square kilometers. Researcher Antoine Dorison thinks that the roads are the biggest achievement of this research. He said that these roads are well planned. Made for long distances, not short ones. And its curves are very smooth.
Earlier in the 1970s some samples of this city were found. After 25 years of research, it was now fully known that there was a city here.