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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
Just Google Monte Verde, Chile. The finds there are older than anything Clovis, and it is now accepted as being older. But about the Solutreans.. there is no genetical proof ancient Europeans arrived in the Americas.
Comment icon #51 Posted by Myles on 29 January, 2013, 22:08
I believe most of us are not locked onto what "the experts" tell us. That's why investigating is still happening. However, to dismiss what they have learned just because they are "the established 'experts" is irresponsible. By the way, there isn't a group that took blood oaths to stick to an untruth.
Comment icon #52 Posted by Everdred on 29 January, 2013, 22:10
It's certainly true that the Clovis First theory needs to be revised, but that's just saying that hunter-gatherers migrated here earlier. It's not really the same as Mag357's idea that there was advanced civilization that got destroyed. We didn't know about pre-Clovis because the common view of Clovis First meant many archaeologists didn't even bother to dig below their Clovis layers. But the evidence of an advanced civilization isn't going to be as sparse as evidence of h-g subsistence patterns.
Comment icon #53 Posted by Erowin on 30 January, 2013, 4:50
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 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
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 term... [More]
Comment icon #58 Posted by Mag357 on 1 February, 2013, 23:47
The Ancient Astronaut Theorist think it was ET that came to earth and gave humans knowledge. I often wonder if it wasn't just like today there were advanced human societies like our Western Cultures and primitive human cultures such as pacific islanders. But it was the primitive human cultures more less telling the stories about the advanced human cultures and not ET.
Comment icon #59 Posted by Cobalt60 on 9 February, 2013, 16:54

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