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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:40 AM

Possible Burial Chamber, staircase, rooms with stashes of gold and silver found at Machu Picchu

For more than fifteen years, Thierry Jamin, French Archaeologist and adventurer, explores the jungles of South Peru in every possible direction, searching for clues of the permanent presence of the Incas in the Amazonian forest, and the legendary lost city of Paititi. After the discovery of about thirty incredible archeological sites, located in the North of the department of Cuzco, between 2009 and 2011, which include several fortresses, burial and ceremonial, centers, and small Inca cities composed by hundreds of buildings, and many streets, passages, squares..., Thierry Jamin embarks on an incredible journey in Machu Picchu.

A few months ago, Thierry Jamin and his team think they have realized an extraordinary archaeological discovery in the Inca city discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. This discovery was made possible thanks to the testimony of a French engineer who lives in Barcelona-Spain, David Crespy. In 2010, while he was visiting the lost city, David Crespy noticed the presence of a strange "shelter" located in the heart of the city, at the bottom of one of the main buildings. For him, there was no doubt about it, he was looking at a "door", an entrance sealed by the Incas. In August, 2011, David Crespy, found by chance an article about Thierry Jamin and his work in the French newspaper the Figaro magazine. Immediately he decided to contact the French researcher.

In order to confirm the existence of cavities in the basement of the building, in December 2011 Thierry and his team submit and official request to the Ministry of Culture in Lima, to perform a geophysical survey with the help of electromagnetic (EM) conductivity instruments. This license was granted a few months later.

Realized between April 9th and April 12th 2012, the electromagnetic survey not only confirmed the presence of an underground room but several! Just Behind the famous entrance, a staircase was also discovered. The two main paths seem to lead to specific chambers, including to the main squared one. The different techniques used by the French researcher(s), (Molecular Frequencies Discriminator) allowed them to highlight the presence of important archaeological material, including deposits of metal and a large quantity of gold and silver!

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release-rss/a-frenchperuvianspanish-team-discovers-a-burial-chamber-in-machu-picchu-325850.php

Archaeology geeks! Very exciting news from down South! I can't wait to see what they find!

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Reply Possible Burial Chamber, staircase, rooms with stashes of gold and silver found at Machu Picchu (Original post)
DonRedwood Jan 2013 OP
xchrom Jan 2013 #1
randome Jan 2013 #2
xchrom Jan 2013 #3
DonRedwood Jan 2013 #5
xchrom Jan 2013 #10
malaise Jan 2013 #9
magical thyme Jan 2013 #15
xchrom Jan 2013 #17
magical thyme Jan 2013 #20
xchrom Jan 2013 #31
magical thyme Jan 2013 #36
magical thyme Jan 2013 #4
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #6
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #8
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #12
bluedigger Jan 2013 #13
kentauros Jan 2013 #18
magical thyme Jan 2013 #16
DonRedwood Jan 2013 #42
Coyotl Jan 2013 #7
bluedigger Jan 2013 #11
progressoid Jan 2013 #25
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #27
bluedigger Jan 2013 #33
bvar22 Jan 2013 #28
DonRedwood Jan 2013 #43
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #14
flamingdem Jan 2013 #19
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #21
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #22
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #29
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #37
yellowcanine Jan 2013 #23
Recursion Jan 2013 #24
bluedigger Jan 2013 #32
Ian David Jan 2013 #26
lunatica Jan 2013 #30
Tikki Jan 2013 #34
trotsky Jan 2013 #35
BainsBane Jan 2013 #38
leftstreet Jan 2013 #39
BainsBane Jan 2013 #40
Buns_of_Fire Jan 2013 #41

Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:46 AM

1. i was an Incan princess in a former life -- and that gold and silver is mine.

i just forgot where i put it.

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Response to xchrom (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:49 AM

2. Don't worry. I'm guarding it for you.

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Response to randome (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:50 AM

3. good. i'm very attached to my Bling. nt

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Response to xchrom (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:53 AM

5. and here I thought I was the princess....

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:01 AM

10. i am the Princess of Everything...you can tell by my Hat

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Response to xchrom (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:59 AM

9. Bad news

That's my gold and silver - I was the dead person for whom they laid the precious metals

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Response to xchrom (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:07 AM

15. ah, but Shaman trumps mere princess

The gold and silver are mine. And with eyes closed, I can see where I stashed it...

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:11 AM

17. i am looking at you with Strong Disapproval...

back away from my Bling...

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Response to xchrom (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:23 AM

20. I am unmoved by your disapproval. I do not share MY bling with threateners, nor glarers

Empty flatterers, maybe.

But as Shaman, I do not succomb to threats by mere princess.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:37 PM

31. that's it then -- i shall have you thrown to the llamas

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Response to xchrom (Reply #31)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:00 PM

36. with all due respect, I'd rather be thrown

to the alpacas to my north, than the llamas to my south. The alpacas are much cuter and their furry coats make wonderful wool.

In any event, you shall have to catch me first. And since I am a shaman, you will have an easier time catching and throwing a fistful of wind.

First you shall have to find me. You can start by gazing into an empty mirror. The face you do not see reflected back at you is mine, gazing through your illusory exterior in order to See into your soul...

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:52 AM

4. Ha! I was an Incan Shaman in a past life

I had forgotten all about that lifetime. Now that it's all coming back to me, it's time for me to pack my bags and head back home...I can still see that map I made way back when....

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:55 AM

6. This is the kind of news I live for...seriously. I regret not studying archaeology.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:57 AM

8. Me, too.

I seriously was going to, but I would have had to go to a different university than the one I wanted and ... well, hey, at the time it seemed like the right decision. Now I regret it!

Maybe we could just head down there and fake it and they'd let us in?

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:02 AM

12. Heh! Here's more on the story:

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:03 AM

13. Don't! There's no future in archaeology!

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:17 AM

18. That's true.

Because if there was, then you'd be a futurist

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:08 AM

16. too bad...it's not like

you can go back in time...

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:41 PM

42. I agree! It was my "mini" course of study in college.

Loved every second of it.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:55 AM

7. Imagine finding gold artwork. Untold quantities of gold artwork was melted/destroyed.

Is the fabled City of Gold a cave?

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:02 AM

11. The press release is excerpted from the video, which is quite interesting.

&feature=youtu.be

The video shows the investigations undertaken last year, which appear to have been quite thorough. They probably could have left out the dousing for better credibility, but the other methods are proven and the results look promising. I'm looking forward to more news on this!

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:17 PM

25. Cool!

But that dousing bit was ridiculous.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:28 PM

27. "This video is private". n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #27)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:41 PM

33. Sorry. It wasn't when I posted it.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:29 PM

28. I was delighted that they included Dousing,

....though I wish they had used it first, before any of the other methods, to preclude ANY sub-conscience influences produced from exposure to the other sources of information.

I was delighted to see these highly educated scientists and engineers checking it out. They would have to be very respected leaders in their fields with solid reputations to be picked for something as exciting as this and have access and funding for all the cutting edge equipment on display.

I was intrigued by the last scientific method that used metal probes inserted into the ground to measure magnetic fields generated by buried metals.
The ends of the probes very closely resembled the ends of brass or copper Dousing rods.

We live in a fascinating World.
We don't know everything there is to know,
and certainly don't fully understand everything we do know.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #28)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:42 PM

43. my mother swears by it

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:04 AM

14. Amazing.

This type of thing is so intriguing.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:20 AM

19. Can you dig it?

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:25 AM

21. Almost as exciting as Al Capone's vault



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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:31 AM

22. Thanks for posting this! I was there in 2007 and walked right by that 'doorway'. Here's

a direct link to the YouTube video.

&feature=youtu.be

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:30 PM

29. "This video is private". n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:24 PM

37. Wonder why they marked it as such. It had over 900 hits this morning.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:38 AM

23. Well that is one stash the Conquistadors missed.

Conquistador Pickers

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:38 AM

24. Gold is bad news in archaeology

Hopefully they can control this site.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:39 PM

32. I'd say access is pretty well controlled.

One does not simply walk up to Machu Picchu.


Oh, wait. Yes, you do.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:22 PM

26. Quick! Everyone say, "Swiper, no swiping!"

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:32 PM

30. I can't wait to see it either!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:42 PM

34. First of all Machu Picchu was never "lost" many Peruvians knew where...

it was. Nice of Mr. Jamin' to do the work, but what ever
he finds belongs to the Peruvian people.
If these sites turn out to be burial sites...Hey, Jamin' want me to go
dig up your grandmother's grave?
You make a mess, excavating and all...you clean it up.
Like the Servpro commercial..."Like it never even happened".


p.s. I am sure Mr. Jamin' won't proceed without his ethics in hand and strict guidelines from the Peruvian gov.

Tikki

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:55 PM

35. LOL... "Molecular Frequencies Discriminator"

It's a pseudo-scientific device. It takes the principles of magnetic resonance imaging (which only work on a small scale and short distance) and assumes they work over arbitrarily long distances as long as the operator is personally interpreting the "results" correctly.

Smells fishy, and only magnified by the fact that this seems to only have been announced on a do-it-yourself press release website.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:30 PM

38. If he's been in the jungles of the Amazon,

he's no where near Machu Picchu. Cuzco and Machu Picchu--Andes Mountains. Amazonian jungle--not the mountains. South Peru, not the Amazon jungle. Is it too much to expect a little bit of basic knowledge from journalists?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #38)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:39 PM

39. He'd been looking for Paititi

which is (by legend) a city east of the Andes

But yeah, the article is a little confusing because he obviously knew he was in Macchu Picchu at the time

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #39)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:47 PM

40. I guess

It still seems sloppy to me.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:08 PM

41. DICK Cheney's undisclosed location!

(The stashes of gold and silver gave it away.)

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