Archive for the 'The Tunnels of the Andes' Category

The Cave of the Oilbirds

When Erich von Däniken published his book “The Gold of the Gods” in 1972, it quickly became an international best seller. By far the most sensational and controversial chapter in the book was his description of his visit to an underground cavern in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, in which he claimed to have seen […]

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The Tunnels of Juan Moricz

It was in 1976 that Stan Hall, guided by the Ecuadorian explorer Juan Moricz, organized an expedition to survey the entire cave system of “Cueva de los Tayos”. This expedition was a joint British/Ecuadorian venture, and included a team of geologists and botanists as well as one hundred soldiers of the Ecuadorian army, whose task it was […]

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The Tunnels of Sacsayhuaman

Located on a hill overlooking the Inca capital of Cuzco are the ruins of a vast prehistoric fortress called Sacsayhuaman. This fortress is one of the most imposing feats of construction in the history of the world. It has been built out of gigantic blocks of stone, some of which weigh up to 200 tons […]

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The Tunnels and Paititi

Although the full extent of this network of underground tunnels may never be known, there are grounds for believing that it extended far into the interior, perhaps as far as the Amazon Basin in Brazil.   In 1681, a Jesuit missionary named Fray Lucero wrote about the information that had been given to him by […]

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The Tunnels of Saint Thomas

São Thome das Letras (Saint Thomas of the Letters) is a well known tourist resort located in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, roughly midway between the cities of Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte. Being situated on top of a mountain it has excellent views of the surrounding countryside, and it enjoys a climate that […]

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