The Mysteries of Lacco and Chunchusmayo (2010)

Dominique Lizé prepares one of the 4X4 to the colors of SeD Logistique
Dominique Lizé prepares one of the 4X4 to the colors of SeD Logistique. (Photo : Thierry Jamin, May, 2010)

 

 

 

At the end of the year 2009, we contact Dominique Lize. Responsible of the agency of Nantes of the company SeD Logistique, he wants at all costs to participate in our next explorations, the name of code of which was "Inkari 2010".

 

 

 

Thierry and his group at the feet of a building of the citadel of Pantipayana
Thierry and his group at the feet of a building of the citadel of Pantipayana. (Photo : Thierry Jamin, June, 2010)

The purpose of the campaign Inkari was to go to verify the presence of new sites about which the inhabitants of the valleys of Lacco and Chunchusmayo spoke to us for months. And if we arranged necessary financing, we wished to pursue our exploration in the direction of the northwest. It is in this direction indeed that seem to go most of the sites which we had just discovered. For the first one also, we had arrived at an incredible conclusion: Paititi did not doubtless hide in the forest of the National park of Manú, but outside. It is moreover the feeling of numerous inhabitants of these regions and of the Natives of the forest. The queen of the lost cities would hide somewhere, near Manú, but in a zone belonging to the Sanctuary of Megantoni.

 

Thierry and Emilio, in Inca Tambo's site
Thierry and Emilio, in Inca Tambo's site. (Photo : Thierry Jamin, May, 2010)

I meet in Paris, in March, 2010, Denis Lefèvre, Chief Executive Officer of SeD Logistique and Christophe Dubois, President of the group. Through Dominique Lizé, Christophe took himself of a tremendous interest for these new searches for the lost city. He agrees to finance an important part of my future campaign. Dominique will join us a few days before the departure.

In May, 2010, thanks to SeD Logistique and to Mario Martinez, we can again start. Guided by the inhabitants of Lacco and Chunchusmayo, we bring to light new sites until then strangers of the modern archaeology. We discover a considerable number of magnificent sites, of inca and pre inca origin : to Lacco, the necropolis of Rimac Pampa, the cities of Pumacocha, Hatun Monte, Pucatina, Chaupichullo and Pantipayana; then, in the nearby valley of Chunchusmayo, we discover important centers of agricultural production, such as those of Tambo Inca or Inca Tambo, and magnificent citadels as those of Nuevo Mundo and Monte Puncu.

 

On the site of Nuevo Mundo, an inhabitant of Chunchusmayo shows us a magnificent part of almost intact ceramic, inca origin
On the site of Nuevo Mundo, an inhabitant of Chunchusmayo shows us a magnificent part of almost intact ceramic, inca origin. (Photo : Thierry Jamin, May, 2010)

We are in the middle of the marvels ! But soon it is necessary to return to Cusco. Some weeks later, we leave again for Lacco to verify the existence of the other sites which certain inhabitants indicated us a few weeks before.

It will be us not possible, on the other hand, to begin as expected the exploration beyond Lacco -the main objective of 2010-, there where, according to our forecast, hides legendary lost city of the Incas. The financing which had promised us one of our partners will not arrive in time. But it will be for another time. In the meantime, thanks to Sed Logistique and to Mario Martinez, our team will have the honor to officialize to Cusco, on October 14th, 2010, the official discovery of around thirty archeological small and big sites until then strangers of the modern science.

 

One of the main buildings of the inca citadel of Monte Puncu
One of the main buildings of the inca citadel of Monte Puncu, known by some as the "ruins of Miraflores". the site was visiting for the first time by the team of Thierry Jamin in July 2009 and recorded in the Ministry of Culture in 2010. (Photo : Thierry Jamin, May, 2010)

A main rule can be pulled by all these discoveries : the Incas always built their important cities between 1.800 and 2.500 meters in height, even more. All the met cities are included in this geologic band. It is also the case of Machu Picchu, Pisac and so many other inca cities. This zone, situated on horseback between both Peruvian departments of Cusco and Madre de Dios seems thus ideal to shelter a big capital as was him Paititi.

More details of the last expeditions of Thierry Jamin and the discoveries of his team : to see his next book, to appear soon to the Cherche Midi editor (Paris)…

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