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Secret door discovered at Machu Picchu

Posted on Sunday, 27 January, 2013 | Comment icon 59 comments | News tip by: the L


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Archaeologist Thierry Jamin has found what appears to be a hidden door in the Incan city ruins.

The discovery was made thanks to the notes of French engineer David Crespy who described a "shelter" located in the centre of the ruins. On subsequent visits, Thierry was able to locate and confirm the finding of a sealed door at the site. An electromagnetic survey conducted at that location later revealed the presence of several underground rooms, a staircase and deposits of gold and silver. It seemed that Thierry and his team had come across a long lost treasure trove.

Dubbed "Machu Picchu 2012", the project has been extended while permission is sought from the Peruvian authorities to open the sealed door and explore what's inside. If Thierry's team gets the go-ahead then it could lead to one of the most significant Incan finds since Machu Picchu itself was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911.

"Thierry Jamin is now preparing the next step: the opening of the entrance sealed by the Incas more than five centuries ago."

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Comment icon #50 Posted by Abramelin on 29 January, 2013, 21:54
Mag 357; good theory. I was at the doctor's office with the wife today and glanced at a recent issue of the Smithsonian. They had a good article about many cracks in the previously unshakeable and tightly held (by the 'experts') Clovis People theory. That is, nothing much for humans in the America's until 12,500 years ago. Now it seems there are several sites (still hotly contested by the established 'experts' in the field) that are significantly older. One theory even suggests a colonization 20,000 years ago by the Solutreans(early Europeans) who brought there tool making skills with them and... [More]
Comment icon #51 Posted by Myles on 29 January, 2013, 22:08
Mag 357; good theory. I was at the doctor's office with the wife today and glanced at a recent issue of the Smithsonian. They had a good article about many cracks in the previously unshakeable and tightly held (by the 'experts') Clovis People theory. That is, nothing much for humans in the America's until 12,500 years ago. Now it seems there are several sites (still hotly contested by the established 'experts' in the field) that are significantly older. One theory even suggests a colonization 20,000 years ago by the Solutreans(early Europeans) who brought there tool making skills with them and... [More]
Comment icon #52 Posted by Everdred on 29 January, 2013, 22:10
Mag 357; good theory. I was at the doctor's office with the wife today and glanced at a recent issue of the Smithsonian. They had a good article about many cracks in the previously unshakeable and tightly held (by the 'experts') Clovis People theory. That is, nothing much for humans in the America's until 12,500 years ago. Now it seems there are several sites (still hotly contested by the established 'experts' in the field) that are significantly older. One theory even suggests a colonization 20,000 years ago by the Solutreans(early Europeans) who brought there tool making skills with them and... [More]
Comment icon #53 Posted by Erowin on 30 January, 2013, 4:50
Yes, who cares about piffling things like culture, ownership, respect for the interred, safety - lets dig for Dinosaur bones with dynamite and hack our way into temples. I'm all for protocols to make sure nothing is damaged and to be as careful and thorough as possible, though if this door was barred from being opened because of 'respect for the dead' or something I'd be grinding my teeth. They better let them open that door, though knowing the possible monetary value I'm sure the country will be totally on board!
Comment icon #54 Posted by Rogue Suga on 30 January, 2013, 11:39
Wow! This is so exciting
Comment icon #55 Posted by Myles on 30 January, 2013, 17:40
I'm all for protocols to make sure nothing is damaged and to be as careful and thorough as possible, though if this door was barred from being opened because of 'respect for the dead' or something I'd be grinding my teeth. They better let them open that door, though knowing the possible monetary value I'm sure the country will be totally on board! I'm with you. Open the darn door.
Comment icon #56 Posted by DieChecker on 30 January, 2013, 19:41
Is the site guarded??? Putting out a release saying "Silver and Gold" publically is bound to draw interest from Looters and Robbers. I pray that the door is still there when the Team gets permission to open it.
Comment icon #57 Posted by Capt Amerika on 1 February, 2013, 20:08
Since scientist are finding ancient cities that are dating in the 10's of 1000's and showing craftsmanship superior then expected, here's what I think. Humankind was more advanced then what modern science gives them credit for. I don't believe ET had any involvement. It's just that some catastrophe happened that set humankind back until we built ourselves back to what we are today. If an asteroid impact (for example) hit today and wiped out 2/3 of the worlds population, we would be put back in the stone age until over a few 1000 years we might build ourselves up to be advanced once again. But ... [More]
Comment icon #58 Posted by Mag357 on 1 February, 2013, 23:47
I agree 100% I often wonder how many times our civilization may have risen to the point we are now and then evaporated due to some mass extinction that left only a handful of people. After watching the TV series "Life after People", i am convinced it doesn't take long to wipe out evidence we were here. Ancient Aliens is another program i like to watch as long as i substitute the word Alien with humans i find it intriguing. Imagine if the only people left were a tribe of aboriginals over in Australia or such. Heck, there are people today that have no clue where we stand in terms of advancement ... [More]
Comment icon #59 Posted by Cobalt60 on 9 February, 2013, 16:54
...wonder how much they'll really and exactly understand of everything they find... [by the way, anyone read "The Cave of the Ancients" by T. Lobsang Rampa? very informative stuff, bros & sis's]


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