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And there shall be memorials mighty of their handiworks upon the earth, leaving dim traces when the cycles are renewed".

[The Sacred Sermon of Hermes, 2nd Century BC]

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Welcome to the official page of the ARX Project.

We are a group of researchers from different fields and nationalities, linked by a common passion for unlocking the mysteries of our past.

We conduct and sponsor expeditions around the world in search of traces of ancient advanced civilizations.


The ARX Project was launched in 2020 with the goal to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the study of our ancient past. We work in partnership with governmental and non-governmental institutions to advance our knowledge of human prehistory and the origins of civilization.

Our expeditions are conducted in the utmost respect of the place, using non-invasive exploration and investigation techniques like LiDAR, satellite imagery and ground penetrating radar.


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Each one of our projects focuses on areas of our planet where documentary and archaeological evidence suggests that more missing pieces can be found of the great puzzle of human origins. 

We constantly welcome new Team members to join in and collaborate on our projects and expeditions. Please, send us your CV or a short personal profile and we will be in touch.

Lost cities of the Mexican highlands


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Mitla Geophysical



Lost Cities of the Mexican Highlands


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Teotihuacan underground exploration (Tunnels & Caves)


Countless historical and mythical traditions from around the world speak of a time when a mighty race, devoted to growth in wisdom, lived on earth and left great monuments behind, dim traces of which may still be found to this day.
We all live within the ruins of a great ancient structure, whose vast size has hitherto rendered it invisible. The entire surface of the earth is marked with the traces of gigantic works of prehistoric engineering, of which we know neither the purpose nor the identity of their builders.
This lost world may hold the keys not only to our past, but also to our future.
Even though so much has been lost, we believe that critical pieces of the great puzzle of humanity’s ancient past may still be found in those places were ancient traditions suggest they were concealed long ago.
Our mission is to reveal the “missing pieces” and promote thus a better and more complete understanding of our ancient origins to provide the foundation of a better future for all.


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Our Team consists of experts from different disciplines including archaeologists, geophysicists, speleologists, architects, engineers, photographers and digital artists.

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Marco M. Vigato


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Born in Italy and living in Mexico City, Marco has studied at Harvard and Milan’s Bocconi University. He has been researching ancient civilizations as an independent researcher for the past 15 years. He is the author of the book The Lost Cradle: The mysterious Origins of Civilization with Inner Traditions, as well as being a regular contributor to the Ancient Origins online magazine and to various other print and on-line journals and podcasts.

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In this section we will be publishing updates from our projects and important news relevant to our fields of study.





November 30, 2020

The Lost City of the Eagle

Perched on top of nearly vertical cliffs in the Mexican state of Puebla lie the ruins of a lost city of cyclopean stone platforms and pyramids, with mysterious hieroglyphs and sculptures that may date to the time of the Olmecs.




November 22, 2020

Mitla: Mexico's real Temple of Doom

Under the village of Mitla, Oaxaca, famous for its magnificent decorated palaces, lies a labyrinth of underground chambers and tombs still awaiting exploration, which the ancients believed was the entrance to the Underworld.



Sierra de Huautla

November 17, 2020

Tamoanchan - Cradle of Mesoamerican Civilization?

The Sierra of Huautla, in the central Mexican state of Morelos, may old the keys to origins of Mesoamerican civilization and the remains of an unknown megalithic culture.

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