Our explorers

Thierry Jamin,

Thierry Jamin
Thierry Jamin during the campaign « Inkari 2010 »
(Photo : Thierry Jamin, June, 2010)

Searcher and French explorer, president of the Inkari Institute Cusco, person in charge of the project "Paititi 2018", Thierry Jamin (Curriculum Vitae) is awarded a diploma of History and Geography at the French universities of Tours and Toulouse. Since 1998, he dedicates his searches in the South of Peru to the study of the permanent presence of the Incas in Amazonian forest. His next book, published in France, in March, 2014, in the Editions of Treasure, tells about its last years of exploration on the tracks of the lost city of Paititi. He reveals finally the wonderful archaeological discoveries realized by his group since 2009. Thierry Jamin is persuaded, the discovery of the sacred city of the Incas is imminent.


Hilbert Sumire Bustincio,

Hilbert Sumire Bustincio
Hilbert Sumire Bustincio, to the inca ciudadela of Machu Picchu, in April, 2012
(Photo: Thierry Jamin, in April, 2012)

Professional archaeologist of Cusco (National Register of the Archaeologists N° BS - 0855), Hilbert is the official Director of the archaeological project presented to the Ministry of Culture. We have already worked together on several projects, in particular in 2012 to the inca ciudadela of Machu Picchu. (Currículum Vitae)


José Benigno Casafranca Montes,

José Casafranca, during an operation to Machu Picchu.
(Photo : Thierry Jamin, April, 2012)

José is Thierry Jamin's right hand. Redeemed of the National Police Force of Peru, he fought during fifteen years against the Shining Path. It was up to the Unity of Rescue in High Mountain of Cusco. It is a man with practical experience whose experience is very profitable to our team during the expeditions. Vice-president of the Institute Inkari - Cusco, he takes care of the organization of bivouacs and of the base camp during our campaign.


Daniel Ángel Merino Panizo,

Daniel Ángel Merino Panizo
Daniel Merino examines the bases of a building to Machu Picchu.
(Photo: Thierry Jamin, November, 2011)

Daniel is a Spanish archaeologist of the Complutense University of Madrid. Resident in Peru for several years, he participated in numerous operations of restorations in the North of the country, in particular in the site of Chan Chan. Specialist of archeological sites in funeral context, he integrated the Inkari Institute in 2011 as Executive Secretary. Daniel works at present in the Archaeological Museum of Sican, under the authority of Doctor Carlos Elera.


Edward Valenzuela Gil,

Edward Valenzuela Gil
Edward Valenzuela Gil accompanies Thierry and the Inkari team up to the pongo of Mainique.
(Photo : Thierry Jamin, June, 2011)

Managing to Cusco of the TV production company Neviza (www.nevizatv.com), Edward is the official cameraman of Thierry Jamin's team since 2009. A man really any ground and very professional ! Edward is also the Secretary responsible for Public relations of the Institute Inkari.


Martín Casafranca Medina,

Martin Casafranca Medina

Member of the Instituto Inkari - Cusco since 2012, Martín is a young general practitioner, dynamic and passionate by its job. He will be the official doctor of the campaign "Paititi 2018" and will have the heavy responsibility of the health of the members of the expedition.


Augusto Ripa Casafranca,

Augusto Ripa Casafranca

Member of the National Police Force of Peru, Augusto lives in Lima. It is the coordinator of the flights in helicopter. He represents the Inkari-Cusco institute with the company of helicopters and will be in charge of coordinating the flights of return.


Mickael Tisserant,

Mickael Tisserant

(Photo : Mickael Tisserant, 2014)

Co-founder of the company Albaxspecialized in the manufacturing anEnterprising, dynamic and of practical spirit, he will be Added to the Logistics with José Casafranca.


Boris Lalanne,

Boris LalanneBoris Lalanne, campaign « Inkari 2014 » (Photo : Thierry Jamin, July, 2014)

Native of the southwest of France, Boris is awarded a diploma in scuba diving. His mission, in the campaign "Paititi 2018": realize the exploration of the "square lake" and the twin lakes...


Martín Semperi Fernández,

Edward Valenzuela Gil
Martín Semperi Fernandez, one of the last recruits of Thierry Jamin's team.
(Photo : Thierry Jamin, October, 2013)

Native of the community native of Timpía (La Convención - Cusco), Martín will be the coordinator of the first phase of the operation "Paititi 2018". Dynamic man with practical experience, he is also the person in charge of the carriers.


Moises Silva Caristo,

Edward Valenzuela Gil
Met to Palotoa-Teparo in August, 2013, on the occasion of a visit in the petroglyphs of Pusharo, Moises joined the team of Inkari.
(Photo : Thierry Jamin, August, 2013)

Native of the community native of Palotoa - Teparo (Manú - Pusharo - Madre de Dios), it is the cook of the team. A real leader!


Mauro Martín Ortiz,

Edward Valenzuela Gil
Mauro Martín Ortiz, during the campaign "Inkari 2013".
(Photo : Thierry Jamin, October, 2013)

From ashaninca origin, Mauro spent six years in the Peruvian land forces. Specialist in mountain rescue, it is a dynamic man with practical experience and a big professional !


Ten carriers,

They are called Flavio, Edwardo, Alberto, Oscar, Lucho, Leyner, etc. They will be any native of the community native of Timpía. More than of "simple" carriers, they are faithful friends among whom the knowledge of the forest and the help are essential to us. They are the real key of the success of the campaign "Paititi 2018".

From kuga pakuri origin, the community provided of Manantari, Oscar remains for us one of the keys to reach up to the site of our searches.
(Photo : Thierry Jamin, October, 2013)
From left to right : Lucas, Flavio and Eduardo, three of our companions of the community native of Timpía. Of great professionals!
(Photo : Thierry Jamin, August, 2011)<


Official representatives,

As all the campaigns of search of Thierry Jamin, persons in charge of the Peruvian Ministry of Culture (archaeologist “supervisor”) and of the Ministry of the Environment (guard-park) accompany generally the team on the ground.


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