Secret Door Discovered At Center Of Machu Picchu

The secret portal has yet to be unsealed, but an electromagnetic survey suggests it houses treasure chambers filled with gold. Who’s going to try to get it and end up with an Incan curse? Heritage Daily reports:

This discovery was made possible thanks to a French engineer, David Crespy, who in 2010 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.

It is indeed an entrance, blocked by the Incas at an undetermined moment of history. In April 2012, an 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. [The electromagnetic survey also revealed] a large quantity of gold and silver.

French Archaeologist and adventurer Thierry Jamin is now preparing the next step: the opening of the entrance sealed by the Incas more than five centuries ago. 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.

  • Keef Master

    Awesome, but who’s gonna get their gold?

    • Gergith

      hopefully its gol tablets. Chances are Peru owns it all

      • Adam Goodwin

        The current Peruvian regime, you mean.

        • Gergith

          Yes exactly. As opposed to a foreign regime, corporate or private entity.

          • Adam Goodwin

            As opposed to the people of Peru?

          • Gergith

            So the regime is one of foreign national robots? I understand the point you’re poorly attempting to make. You are also ignoring my point while doing so. Which means good thing this won’t be plundered by foreigners. The regime may still put it in private museums within Peru which potentially will be turned over directly when the regime ends. As opposed to the MANY Egyptian artifacts all over the world as a result of plundering…. So yes, the “people” of the nation won’t get them. But even in a democracy the “people” won’t get them, the museums will… So you can spout semantics all day long 😀 When was the last time you touched one of your nations sacred treasures, regardless of what nation you’re from. Like your countries constitution or equivalent document?

          • Adam Goodwin

            Gold and silver are more important as collateral than relics, right now, I’m afraid. That means that Peru’s central bank will most likely get the lion’s share with the Peruvian military supervising the ‘archaelogical excavation and artifact vetting process.’ And, those treasures will most likely be melted down into gold and silver bars that will be the property of the banksters in the name of the welfare of the people. God bless government and central banks.

  • Kurtis Wichmann

    Ah Damn, don’t tell me there’s a Inca Calendar in there….

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    • BrianApocalypse

      Ahh I remember the Aztec “Day of Destiny” on August 13th, 1999! Anyone else remember THAT? Eh??

      On that day we were promised “a tremendous confluence of ecological, economic, social, political and psychological force… coming together like a tidal wave!”

      Well, I’ve survived the Mayan eschaton and laughed in the face of the Aztec’s “Day of Destiny”, so come on you Incan bastards bring it on! I’ll take your stupid calendar and use it as a hat!!

      • Anarchy Pony

        Third time’s the charm…

  • “Big” Richard Johnson

    We better loot it before the Incans find out.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Wasn’t this part of Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge?

  • Rex Vestri

    That’s the door to the basement. Quezacotl is prolly down there jerkin off. Better not disturb him.

    • InfvoCuernos

      You’re not too far off. The Aztecs believed that gold was the excrement of the gods.

    • InfvoCuernos

      You’re not too far off. The Aztecs believed that gold was the excrement of the gods.

  • TiredMemeCat

    Cthulu’s summer bungalow.

  • Aldous Addams

    Who would one write to in the Peruvian government to beg them not to approve the request to loot and desecrate the temple?

  • Ittabena

    More photos and a flyover video available here.

  • Matt Staggs

    Someone better check it for traps. Send the half-elven thief.

  • philip d

    I hear they’re bringing in Geraldo Rivera as a consultant.

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  • Harold Steffee

    As an amature Icasn I claim my share of any tresure recovered.

  • niente5

    Link to official website: