A possible burial chamber is discovered in Machu Picchu

A possible burial chamber is discovered in Machu Picchu

The French archaeologist and explorer Thierry Jamin has spent more than fifteen years entering the jungles of southern Peru with the aim of find the legendary lost city of Paititi and the maximum possible indications of the Inca occupation in the Amazon jungle. Between 2009 and 2011 has successfully discovered thirty incredible archaeological sites in the north of the Department of Cuzco. These include various fortresses, burial and ceremonial, centers and small Inca cities made up of hundreds of buildings, and many streets, passages and squares, among others.

Now this curious adventurer has embarked on a expedition to Machu Picchu, which is in fact already paying off.

It has only been a few months since Thierry Jamin and his team believe they have important find in the ruins of the lost city of Machu Picchu (discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911) thanks to the testimony of the French engineer David Crespy. Apparently, Crespy in 2010 made a trip to Peru in which he visited the wonderful lost city, and it was there that he had a curious feeling. He sensed the presence of a stranger "refuge" in the bottom of main buildings and I was sure I had found a "kind of doorWhat should have been sealed by the Incas long ago. In 2011, the engineer happened to discover Thierry Jamin's work and immediately decided to contact him and tell him his theory.

For his part, the French archaeologist paid great interest to everything that Crespy explained to him, and quickly set out to confirm the truth that awaited behind that story. Accompanied by archaeologists from the Regional Office of Culture in Cuzco, he was able to analyze the site several times, and of course, from those visits they obtained quite encouraging results. For now they were able to give foundation to Crespy's theory: really there was an entrance that was blocked by the Incas at a certain point in history.

It took several months for Thierry and his official team to carry out a geophysical prospecting using electromagnetic measuring instruments (EM) in order to confirm the existence of cavities in the basement of the building where they had found the entrance.

The electromagnetic study was carried out between April 9 and 12, 2012, and ended up corroborating the presence of several underground chambers. Behind the famous "door”There appear to be stairs that diverged into two main paths possibly leading to specific chambers. The advanced techniques used by the French researcher (such as the use of a Molecular Frequency Discriminator, MFD) made them reach detect the presence of archaeological materials important, in addition to large deposits of metals including gold and silver.

This project, which they have called «Machu Picchu 2012«, It intends to take another six months and Thierry Jamin is already preparing the next step, which is undoubtedly what every archaeologist worth his salt would be willing to do: open the door sealed by the Incas more than five centuries ago. On May 22, 2012, he formally submitted the request to open the burial chambers to the Peruvian authorities and is still awaiting a response, which will certainly be affirmative.

Via: 24-7

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