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Lost Mixtec City Mexico Discovery

Ancient Lost City of Mexico

A Discovery of a Lifetime

Documented by Timothy Draper

Categories & Site Details: Ancient History, Famous Treasure Stories, Field Research, Gold, Lost Forgotten History, Mysteries, Press Release, Spanish History, Treasure Sites in America

Lost Mixtec City of Mexico

Ancient Structures and Artifacts Found

Mixtec Buried Structures Mexico Treasure



This is an interesting story that hides a lost city in Mexico from its own country. The Treasures in America team and the village are the only people involved with this project. This story was brought to my attention about 2 ½-3 years ago from a lady that grew up in the same village I am speaking of. She approached me one day, telling me that she heard that I was known for historical research and that she has been watching me and believes I’m a trustworthy person. What she told me next still excites me today. An Ancient Lost City of Mexico? This sounds like a great adventure!



This lady was born in a small village (not a popular city) in Mexico. She explained that her village is one of the poorest villages in all of Mexico. She lived there her whole life until moving to the United States later as an adult. Around the age of 8, she noticed that interesting conversations were frequently talked about in the village. Most of the time, they ended with, “we don’t talk about these things to anyone who lives outside of our village.” A few years had passed, and the villages’ council decided to swear her into their most secret story of all. It was then, she had learned about the “hush-hush” conversations she had heard bits and pieces of for many years…

Their people had relocated to their current living location hundreds of years ago to stay clear of the plundering from the Spanish. Their hope in doing this was to hide anything valuable far away from the Conquistadors who may want to take them away from her people. After a few months of building their new village, people started finding structures, columns, and artifacts close to their settlement. The structures were buried deep, and only the top of the walls were exposed. Ancient artifacts could be found simply by walking in particular areas and looking at the topsoil.

The town had a meeting and decided that they didn’t want anyone to know about their new discovery because it could draw the Spanish (that were looking for riches) to them. They knew the Spanish had just conquered the mighty Aztecs and they were only a small village with no warriors. The monsoon season came and left that year and the villagers decided to cover the artifacts and structures with the dirt so no one could ever see it. This became a town tradition from that point on. Every year after the months of rain, the people would group up for a few days and cover up the secrets once again. They figured the story would never get out and for over 500 years it hasn’t… until the day this lady approached me.

This is connected to a lost buried city deep in Mexico


After hearing this story, as you can imagine, I had many questions. She told me, “Meet with me tomorrow and I’ll bring a few artifacts from the site that you can see for yourself.” The next day, when we met up, I was in awe and amazed at what she was showing me. Within minutes, I could see that these artifacts had to have been at least 1000 years old or even older. I believed they came from Mexico because of the similar characteristics that I’d seen from the Aztecs and Mayans. I told her that they belong in a museum and they need to be studied. That’s the time that she explained that her village would not do that, and that they don’t even talk about this story to surrounding villages or to their country authorities. She said, “We used to keep it a secret for fear of the Spanish. Now it’s a fear that our Country will take our lands from us.”

This is where I got involved even more and really wanted to earn their trust. The Treasures in America team are the only people they have told this story to, and they told us in hopes that we can find the resources to help them so they can finally see and learn about the lost city that has been buried beneath their feet for as long as they can remember. Because I have been on local news channels and am considered a ‘Historical Treasure Hunter,’ they feel that I may be able to bring the right people to them to make this a worldwide discovery. They feel that the Mexican Government will come and take whatever they want whether it’s right or wrong, but if the moment of the discovery appeared on TV and/or the News, the Government would be less likely to dare get involved in the way that the village people fear.

Mixtec Code Ancient Mexico Culture



Over time, I’ve learned that they believe the Ancient Lost City is from the Mixtec Culture that ruled in that area.  Here’s a link to learn more.  The culture had many, many different cities, big and small, spread around the southern part of Mexico.  After a lot of research, I learned that the culture used to make gold artifacts for the Aztecs and other types of work for nearby cultures too. They were masters of artistry when it came to smelting gold. They traded with many cultures in Mexico and tried to keep to themselves until a demigod, named Eight Deer Jaguar Claw, was born into the Mixtec Culture. This warlord helped the Mixtec grow into a self-sufficient Empire.

Many leaders were crowned King and many cities were built, but still today, there is not a lot of knowledge or history about the Mixtec. The local village believes that they are descendants of the Mixtec culture. That’s why, now in the modern day, they want to work with us to help them learn more, hoping we can unearth their lost and forgotten history.

Mixtec Culture Eight Deer Jaguar Claw



I was told a few months ago, that they have the pull (contacts) to help our team get the permits to dig for the city so long as the Mexico government only believes that a group of Americans hope to make a small discovery of a few artifacts. It was explained that the village’s Mayor (that’s what the village people call him) is on our side and will help in any way that he can. They offered to pick us up from the airport, house us, show us around the site, and more. The Lost City area is on private land that’s owned by multiple village people and he has already talked to the landowners. The landowners have agreed to the proposal and have given us permission to dig on their land.

The point is… I feel this could be a discovery of a lifetime. I do think this story is worthy of a TV show and would go further on to news media. Everything is in motion on TIA’s end as well as the village’s government. If we keep this story secret, I think the Mexican Government wouldn’t think much about a group of historians from America coming to Mexico, to a small village to try their luck at finding something that Mexico doesn’t even know is there. They’ll be more interested in obtaining the money for the permits.



The Treasures in America team and myself are continuously working on this project and even though it could be a long-lasting effect, we’ll not give up until we are breaking ground and making discoveries. For this to go public, we need to make the story available so TV networks and News Media can see for themselves that there is a big story to be told. Once everything is in place, we will not only uncover lost history, but we’ll help bring this to the public for everyone to see and learn from it, and give the village people answers they’ve been wondering about for hundreds of years.

If you are a producer that would like to take on this story and send it to the networks, please reach out to me and we’ll go from there.  It’s time that lost history like this is brought out to the public.

Ancient Lost City of Mexico – 2021

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