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."
View: Full article
Source: Heritage Today
Discuss: View comments (59)