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15-Year-Old Real Life Indiana Jones Jr. Finds Lost Mayan City

Seeing the city would be the "culmination of my three years of work" says the former 12-year-old

Indiana Jones, a supposed professor of archaeology, spent a whole time traipsing around jungles and not a whole lot of time doing research. But William Gadoury, a 15-year-old real version of Indiana Jones Jr. from Canada, has proven that you don't need to cross any dangerous rope bridges or careen through mine shafts in a rail cart to make incredible discoveries. Gadboury recently discovered a lost Mayan city deep in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula by analyzing constellation charts, which he figured out corresponded to the locations of the Mayan temples. Using that information, he realized that one of the temples was uncharted, and satellite images courtesy of the Canadian Space Agency appear to bear that theory out. Gadboury has named the city K’aak Chi (Mayan for "Fire Mouth"—great name) and he now wants to embark on an expedition to see it with his own eyes, which, he says, "would be the culmination of my three years of work and the dream of my life." (Again, he's 15 years old, so that ought to make everybody feel great.)

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom [Telegraph]