South America — the underground labyrinths
Many unsolved mysteries hiding in South America. High mountains and jungle continent still was not properly investigated. Rumors of underground tunnels stretching for hundreds of miles, and huge wealth, allegedly hidden there, the trees and statues of life-size cast of solid gold and jeweled incredible value; of gold discs engraved with inscriptions — are spread in the Spanish conquest.
Ancient chronicles and notes of Spanish clerics, have survived, according to the subterranean passages that existed under many ancient cities of South American natives. Spanish conquistadors led by Francisco Pizarro former swineherd possess the land of the Incas, located in present-day Peru, in the 30 years of the XVI century. Pizarro captured the Inca Atahualpa son of Grand hoping to get a ransom. Greedy Spaniard drew in the room where he was kept a prisoner of the emperor, the red line on the height of three feet above the floor. Floor area was five to six meters. To release its ruler, the Incas had to fill the room with gold to the red line. Atahualpa ordered his subjects to fulfill the requirement of the invaders. Thousands of lamas, who served Incas conventional vehicles, laden with gold, and moved to a place of confinement, but the Spanish soldiers, without waiting for the arrival of the convoy, killing the emperor. Upon learning of the murder, the Incas hid the gold. Legend has it that the treasure hidden in the mysterious underground tunnels, the location of which was known only to a few close Atahualpa.
As we know from historical chronicles Spaniards disappeared thirteen mummified Inca emperors, along with a golden throne on which they were sitting in the Temple of the Sun in Cuzco. Thrones were placed on a massive gold plate. Realizing that the Spanish interest in their wealth, Inca hurried to hide their sacred relics. 26 years after the disappearance of one of the leaders of mummies conquistadors Polo Ondegardo accidentally found three hidden body. They fully cover sewn onto clothing plates of gold and jewelry. The Spanish rulers of the Inca mummies hacked in the hope that the subjects to see such a sacrilege to tell where the coveted treasure. The rest of the mummies have not been found. Apparently, they were hidden in the tunnels under the city of Cuzco and the fortress Saksauaman.
Ancient chronicles suggest that the entrance to the tunnels was in Coricancha, the sacred area of Cusco. In addition to the Sun Temple at Coricancha were temples dedicated to the moon, the lightning, the thunder, the planet Venus, the rainbow and the constellation of the Pleiades. The Incas had a knowledge of astronomy, and this is reflected in religious beliefs. The main treasure of the Incas hid behind a fence in the Coricancha Gold. The Incas worshiped the Sun, as well as all the inhabitants of the New World. Around the Temple of the Sun was a stone wall, decorated with a band of gold, of a width of about one meter. The temple was a huge golden disc cast from pure gold. He was attached to the wall of the altar so that in the morning rising sun reflected in the disc, and the beaming unbearable brilliance. On either side of the disk were two gold plates smaller. In the opposite wall of the temple was located another disc, cast in gold, reflecting the rays of the setting sun.
Inca priests, who called themselves orehonami not randomly arranged such a great shine. It was hard not to believe in the power of the gods ever been in church.
Around the temple housed the mummified remains of the tombs of the rulers of the Incas, decorated with beautiful jewelry made of precious stones. They are adorned with gold plates, which were engraved with scenes from the life of the rulers. All these treasures have not got to the conquerors, and perhaps still hidden in the underground labyrinths.
About fantastic Sad Sun Europeans learned from recordings made Spaniard Sarmiento. According to his testimony, near the Temple of the Sun were underground room where the gold plates were located trees and grasses, cast from pure gold. There is also a twenty sheep with lambs and shepherds near them, armed with slings and poles. All the figures were cast in the precious metal, as well as vases and all kinds of vessels.
Buildings in Coricancha reported underground passage to the fortress Saksauaman. All entrances to the tunnels were sealed, and the outputs are, perhaps, at a distance of hundreds of kilometers from Cusco. It is possible that in these underground labyrinths priests claimed gold. According to rumors, the dungeon was designed so that anyone entering the room after going five steps will not be able to find a solution. In addition, the inputs are properly closed and masked. The Spaniards have not been able to find an underground treasure. After the conquest of Peru newcomers from Europe to destroy the temple in Cusco and in their place was erected the Church of Santa Domingo. Nothing was reminiscent of the past glory.
Centuries passed and ancient culture disappeared during the dark ages. Residents of Old World strongly implanted in the Americas your lifestyle and pay Aboriginal Catholic. But the legend of hidden wealth in the dungeons of the Inca emperors and orehonov continued to live. Countless treasure hunters have died trying to find the entrance to the tunnels.
In 1848, the famous mystic and occultist Helena Blavatsky visited Peru and heard the legend of the tunnel, tried to find out about the secret as possible. In his memoirs, later she wrote about how to detect with his companions on the border of Chile and Peru, mysterious signs, written on a huge rock. Signs become visible only at a certain time of day, when the rays of the setting sun lit up the rock. According to the testimony of Blavatsky, the inscription on the rock was a cryptic message about the location of the entrances to the tunnels. According to what the traveler, tunnels stretched for long distances from Cusco to Bolivia. The ancient builders have arranged so that casual visitors tunnels never would have gone there.
The famous traveler, English Colonel Percy Fawcett, also tried to find the entrance to the tunnels. He embarked on his last expedition in 1925 in search of the legendary city of Manoa. As suggested by the colonel at Manoa is the entrance to the underground maze of treasure. Fossett and his companions disappeared forever in the jungle, and to this day is not known whether they reached the goal.
During the next 75 years, many brave men tried to find hidden treasures, but they failed. Recently appeared in the Western press sensational reports of finding the entrance to the underground tunnels. He was allegedly found Ian Moritz, a Hungarian immigrant, a citizen of Argentina. Discovered the entrance to the maze is located somewhere in the province of Morona Santiago, Ecuador. Can you believe that information or just another hog-wash? There is no clear answer.
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