Although originally discovered back in 2007, the ancient city of Angamuco was only properly studied recently after the team officially gathered enough money to be able to conduct the last tech scanning of the whole city.
This technology has never been seen in action before, but it turns out that the investment was well worth it as it allowed them to find out more than ever before about the city.
The technology is known as Lidar, or more specifically Light Detection and Ranging scanning, and according to the team that handled the expedition, this proved to them that the city was over 16 square miles wide and that it had a total of 40,000 buildings at one point.
The city of Manhattan has around 40,000 buildings too, but as you may have guessed by now, the ancient city of Angamuco was way older than Manhattan, being originally constructed around 900 AD or so on top of a lava flow.
The inhabitants of the area were the rivals of the famous Aztecs, and they were often referred to as the Purepecha by the experts.
If you wish to visit the city yourself and see it in all of its glory feel free to take a half an hour drive from the city of Morelia, west of Mexico City, and see its wonders for yourself.
This is an incredible discovery, to say the least, but what really shocked the people is the fact that this technology really worked.
Many people doubted it but it turns out to be way more effective than any other technology available at the time, albeit it is also way more expensive so that definitely factors into the equation, to say the least.