What’s the greatest thing you’d discovered by the age of 15? For most of us, it’s either how to get out of PE at school (fake letter from mum) how to buy booze (fake ID from the local Working Men’s Club) or how to get the hottie from number 32 to put-out (actually, we never discovered that).
However, Canadian school child and mild-genius, William Gadoury from Quebec, Canada is kind of ahead of the curve. He’s only gone and discovered a lost city, that was once inhabited by the ancient Mayan people of South America.
Historians and geological experts alike have been searching for the lost city since before Indiana Jones was a twinkle in Sean Connery’s Eye, all to no avail. But their failings only serve to highlight just how brilliant young William’s discovery is.
Gadoury, who’s already won competitions with the Canadian Space Agency for his work and study into the cosmos, used star charts to track down the site for the long-lost city. The 15-year-old is a bit of a buff when it comes to all things Mayan, having became fascinated with the ancient civilisation when they predicted (SPOILER ALERT – incorrectly) the end of the universe in 2012.
“What appears to be the lost ancient city was found”