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Discovery at Machu Picchu blocked

Breakthrough Discovery at Machu Picchu is blocked by the Government

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Any new major discovery always has to face those who control the dissemination of information in our world today, as well as those who hold the power. Unfortunately very few things go out to the public without censorship – with the exception of the Internet.

French archaeologist Thierry Jamin and has recently made an important discovery at the ruins of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu in Peru is an old Inca site, that has been dated back to the 14 th century BC – although opinions differ, which is believed to have been an estate for the Inca Emperor Pachacuti.

With the help of electronic equipment such as ground penetrating radar they have found a hidden chamber behind the walls of Machu Picchu which they believe may be the tomb of the Emperor.  If this is true then it will also contain an important amount of treasure and other artefacts and this is supported by other findings which include stairs and deposits of gold and silver.

According to Ricardo Tamaki, leader of the exploration team, the radar used is extremely accurate and it also detected precious metals. It looks like a chamber with multiple compartments, where the precious metals were detected, which led to the hypothesis of it being a burial chamber.

However, the Ministry of Culture at Cusco has stopped the archaeologists from excavating the ruins because of lack of more evidence and fears that it will affect the stability of the ruins and it may result in collapsing the walls. Obviously it is the job of the Government to make sure that Machu Picchu’s incredible ruins will remain intact for the next generation to see, however I am sure that there could be a careful approach that wouldn’t jeopardise the ruins especially if that could lead to a remarkable discovery.

But is it just for the safety of the ruins or a Government archaeological team will secretly enter the chamber first?

By John Black

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