For more than fifteen years, Thierry Jamin, a French archaeologist and adventurer, has explored the jungles of south Peru in every possible direction, searching for clues to the permanent presence of the Incas in the Amazonian forest, and for the legendary lost city of Paititi. During several expeditions in the jungle of the Madre de Dios, he studied the site of the mysterious “pyramids” of Paratoari and the petroglyphs of Pusharo
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.
Thierry Jamin, who had investigated several burial sites in the North of Cusco, listened carefully the story of David Crespy. He wanted to confirm the facts behind the story. Accompanied by archaeologists of the Regional Office of the Culture in Cusco, he was able to visit the site several times. His preliminary findings are unequivocal: it is indeed an entrance, blocked by the Incas at an undetermined moment of history. This one is strangely similar to a burial site, such as the ones Thierry Jamin and his companions have found in the valleys of Lacco and Chunchusmayo.
In order to confirm the existence of cavities in the basement of the building, in December 2011 Thierry and his team submitted 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.
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 a main squared one. The different techniques used by the French researchers including a 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!
Thierry Jamin is now preparing the next step: the opening of the entrance sealed by the Incas more than five centuries ago. On May 22nd 2012, he officially submitted a request for authorization to the Peruvian authorities which would allow his team to proceed with the opening of the burial chambers.
This project, “Machu Picchu 2012″, is now extended for a period of six months. Project Website : http://www.machupicchu-2012.com