By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter

TEYUNA, COLOMBIA – Strange stone shapes rise out of the hillside like ancient podiums in the midst of a jungle otherwise unbroken for kilometers. The structures look out across a valley towards cotton-like clouds that disappear as their moisture is sucked up by the creeping vegetation.

The grand structures of the ruins sit like an empty testimony to the civilization of the former Tairona people in the Colombian Sierra Nevada. Often referred to as the Ciudad Perdida, Teyuna is the ruin of an ancient city built around 800 AD.

The city was apparently abandoned . . .

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