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Koyaanisqatsi
3rd December 2010, 02:43
I have recently come across some information on an underground, extensive cave system that has been used for some time by the native Shuar. This sprawling underground network, located in the Andes mountain range, is said to contain a chamber filled with books made from various metals and also a giant, golden skeleton housed in a crystal like sarcophagus. I've only found one really good article on the library and i'm posting the link for all. Anyone with more information or knowledge opn the matter: please share your thoughts! The man who claimed to find this metal library, petricio Jaramillo, died mysteriously before he could show this location to archaeologists(stan hall). I looked for any thread on this topic and couldn't find one so here we go!
http://www.philipcoppens.com/metal_libr.html

str8thinker
3rd December 2010, 07:38
This was recently given a big splash in Erich van Daniken's TV series "Ancient Aliens", series 2, episode 4, "Underground aliens". There was a beautiful scene of this library - completely computer-generated, so we know what's in there now.

I can't wait to browse the shelves, maybe take a gold tablet or two home to read in bed...

What a pity the only guy who knew where to locate the underwater tunnel suddenly died just before he was going to spill the beans. Can't wait for Spielberg to get his paws on this one. Harrison Ford should be pushing 70 then.

mrmalco
3rd December 2010, 08:16
Thanks for that. Clearly it's further evidence for the huge slab of human history that has remained 'outside the literature'. The right-angled tunnel system, if such there was (and it would be an odd thing to make up), suggests that at some time there may have existed maps, or a memorized tradition, as to how to reach different locations within the underground complex.
The Hungarian thing? I've not heard of this. Do you have good refs on that?

Bill Ryan
3rd December 2010, 08:25
I have recently come across some information on an underground, extensive cave system that has been used for some time by the native Shuar. This sprawling underground network, located in the Andes mountain range, is said to contain a chamber filled with books made from various metals and also a giant, golden skeleton housed in a crystal like sarcophagus. I've only found one really good article on the library and i'm posting the link for all. Anyone with more information or knowledge opn the matter: please share your thoughts! The man who claimed to find this metal library, petricio Jaramillo, died mysteriously before he could show this location to archaeologists(stan hall). I looked for any thread on this topic and couldn't find one so here we go!
http://www.philipcoppens.com/metal_libr.html

It's a fascinating story, and I was intrigued as soon as I first read it, which was a couple of years back.

Yes, it is real. See the original Project Camelot interview with Klaus Dona, for about 8 minutes starting from 52:30:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSmkcn1hJWI

Klaus showed Kerry and myself a couple of the metal tablets which had been extracted from the library. He had only been able to take them back to Austria because they had been branded as fakes. He was totally happy about that, as this enabled him to keep them.

http://projectavalon.net/metal_library_2.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/metal_library_3.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/metal_library_4.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/metal_library_5.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/metal_library_6.jpg

Bill Ryan
3rd December 2010, 08:25
http://projectavalon.net/metal_library_7.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/metal_library_8.jpg

astrid
3rd December 2010, 10:33
I loved this interview, what a humble and interesting man, he is !! And such beautiful artifacts. I was so intrigued by these pieces that i took some screen shots to try to look at the symbols in more detail, so thanks so much Bill for these images. What an interesting interview it must have been to film !

Ammit
3rd December 2010, 10:49
Fantastic information, Thanks Bill.

Be interested to know if anyone has the Sumarian alphabet or any ideas of what this could read as. The bishop looking guy, has a symboled belt on his front, looks sort of rune stone symbols to me.....

str8thinker
3rd December 2010, 12:33
What a difference it makes to have something factual to go on! Thanks Bill for those great visuals. Hmm, I just hope there are plenty of artefacts left in there.

conk
3rd December 2010, 16:39
The gentleman's daughter, from the Ancient Alien show, seems intent on following her dad's path. Perhaps she will find the library.

I remember hearing about this metal library long before the internet. wish I could remember the source.

Koyaanisqatsi
3rd December 2010, 21:04
Thank you for the video Bill, I hadn't seen it and it's amazing! This, to me is a compelling mystery on par with the Oak Island money pit. Not shocking that many of father Crespi's artifacts turned up missing after his death, glad to see at least some of the pieces have been salvaged and are in good hands.

Ross
3rd December 2010, 21:20
I loved this interview, what a humble and interesting man, he is !! And such beautiful artifacts. I was so intrigued by these pieces that i took some screen shots to try to look at the symbols in more detail, so thanks so much Bill for these images. What an interesting interview it must have been to film !

Yes indeed, one of my favorites!

mrmalco
10th December 2010, 08:10
Thanks for the video Bill. He certainly rings true. It would be wonderful if the sort of collections he exhibits could be on photo record in an online museum; so all can see the evidence. An internet gallery of such, with nuts and bolts short commentaries, giving (where known) locations of original finds, who found the thing, key evidence etc.... At present this sort of evidence is so dispersed, despite the heroic attempts of such as yourself and Kerry and others to bring stuff together.

Luke
10th December 2010, 16:51
My feeling is, this begs for a another sequel, maybe this time focused on one particular issue (small focus, deep ride?) .. "library" would seem like a good choice :)

Carmody
10th December 2010, 17:14
The humble approach always works best.

The point is that if someone is going to trash your argument, they will do so regardless. If someone is going to listen to what you are saying or proposing, they will listen regardless.

The action comes in the swing state or the mental point of being open but highly skeptical. Those persons are the direct and only target of the humble presentation.


As a friend who was a country wide University champion debater said, "The moment any undue emotion enters your presentation, you've just lost your target audience."

You lost them on the emotional front, the monkey on their back that interferes in their logical processes. The point is that you are INTERACTING with your specific target. And that target has an emotional undercurrent in all they do, just like you.

Since it is an interaction, not a solitary action, the emotions in your mannerisms are transmitted to the other person. The underlying basic emotional considerations MUST be satisfied first in all situations, including getting up from a chair..danger/no danger/ etc.

In a situation where you are trying to get across "difficult to deal with on the emotional level" data..their emotional considerations are more in control of their logic forming functions than they would want or even consider. So staying calm and becoming 'The Audience Whisperer" is ULTRA CRITICAL.

Thus....when delivering 'difficult to deal with' data......Stay calm, leave the overt and even the undercurrent of emotional input -at home.

Klaus is an absolutely classic example of how it is best done. He has obviously been doing this for some time and has reached a state of near perfection in the delivery methodology.

MariaDine
14th December 2010, 00:17
Tayos Caves on the History Channel

The Tayos Caves and Gold Library story will feature in the fourth episode of the Ancient Aliens series on the History Channel. The program will air on thursday the 18th of November 2010 at 9/10pm in US and Canada. The episodes will also be loaded on You Tube a few days later. Footage and photos from the 1976 expedition headed by Stan Hall will also feature in the episode.

http://www.goldlibrary.com/



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0sxtOsXMqA&feature=player_embedded
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La 'Cueva de los Tayos' is a huge cave that is in the Ecuadorian Amazon, which would have been a valuable treasure looted in the past.

By Pablo Vilarrubi Maus *

Former board found in Ecuador - Father Carlos Crespi Collection.

Decades ago were discovered inside some mysterious golden plates containing recordings that made reference to an ancient and advanced civilization Amazon.

Today, few signs remaining of this archaeological treasure. However the Spanish magazine 'Más Allá' found some surprising clues about what may be the Center of the World!

In 1972, the Swiss researcher and writer Eric Von Daniken announced the discovery made in July 1969 by the Hungarian Janos Móricz scholar on a complex labyrinth of tunnels and underground rooms. These buildings are in the Ecuadorian Amazon region called Morona-Santiago and are known as the Cueva de los Tayos (Cave of Tayos). It is said that these tunnels stretching millions of miles below ground of the entire American continent, having several secret entrances.

Móricz located in one of the secret rooms of these caverns of a deposit with a few sheets of gold, whose surfaces were covered with hieroglyphics and recordings that might contain the true history of mankind and advanced knowledge of a lost civilization.

The secret of Tayos showed similarity with color paints biblical books like those of "revealed" through spiritual entities and aliens. But unfortunately the Hungarian researcher led to the tomb in 1991, the secret location of the mysterious gold leaf.

In 1982 appeared an exquisite collection of pieces for disturbing archaeological officer, who was under the protection of the priest Carlos Crespi Croci, an Italian Salesian. After his death, some of them were sold to the Central Bank of Ecuador, however, the plates of gold and other works never more was ever heard.

Mormons

The late climber and Argentine Julio Goyen Aguado spelunker is another key person in this intricate story. He was a very close friend of and participated in Móricz Anglo-Ecuadorian expedition from 1976 to Cueva de los Tayos, which was present in the American astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon

Aguado revealed the Argentine biologist Javier Stagnaro, interviewed by the magazine 'But Allah' in Buenos Aires, the hero of the space was considered a follower of a high living character of the Mormons, who secretly funded part of the company.

"The Mormons were convinced that the province of Morona - Santiago would be the mysterious hidden gold plates that their prophet Joseph Smith received from the angel Moroni."

There is a legend that circulates among them, realizing that the plates come back to appear one day, somewhere in the Andes. And the match was perfect, the toponym Morona is similar to that of Moroni, the "Angel revealing."

We have no news yet of what the Anglo-Ecuadorian expedition, consisting of 150 members, could have found. Among them were many soldiers of both nations.

Some, ensure that they found the plates and took them secretly in Ecuador. But there is another version: it seems that the very Goyen Aguado had been instructed to mislead the explorers themselves, leading them to ever more distant and away from the spectacular hidden room where they were supposed to be the gold plates. Everything was done by Janos Móricz indication that due to a disagreement with the Scottish leader Stanley Hall, not having accepted their conditions, decided not to participate in the expedition.
Mormons

The late climber and Argentine Julio Goyen Aguado spelunker is another key person in this intricate story. He was a very close friend of and participated in Móricz Anglo-Ecuadorian expedition from 1976 to Cueva de los Tayos, which was present in the American astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon

Aguado revealed the Argentine biologist Javier Stagnaro, interviewed by the magazine 'But Allah' in Buenos Aires, the hero of the space was considered a follower of a high living character of the Mormons, who secretly funded part of the company.

"The Mormons were convinced that the province of Morona - Santiago would be the mysterious hidden gold plates that their prophet Joseph Smith received from the angel Moroni."

There is a legend that circulates among them, realizing that the plates come back to appear one day, somewhere in the Andes. And the match was perfect, the toponym Morona is similar to that of Moroni, the "Angel revealing."

We have no news yet of what the Anglo-Ecuadorian expedition, consisting of 150 members, could have found. Among them were many soldiers of both nations.

Some, ensure that they found the plates and took them secretly in Ecuador. But there is another version: it seems that the very Goyen Aguado had been instructed to mislead the explorers themselves, leading them to ever more distant and away from the spectacular hidden room where they were supposed to be the gold plates. Everything was done by Janos Móricz indication that due to a disagreement with the Scottish leader Stanley Hall, not having accepted their conditions, decided not to participate in the expedition.

At the Center of the World

Several years before the Anglo-Ecuadorian expedition of 1969, had organized another raid Móricz carrying his name and that was intended to formalize the existence of the caves from the reports of the Shuar Indians or Jivaros (the famous reducers human heads). In return, the reporter Jorge E. Blinkhorn who worked for the Telegraph Journal (September 28, 1969) in Guayaquil, the Ecuadorian city where he lived Móricz asked him about the name of the second expedition had planned: Taltosok Barlangja. The explanation was that Móricz, Taltos was a generic name of superior beings, known in ancient times as Los Fine; Taltos are also residents of large caves and had to protect the sacred bird that lived in these subterranean worlds entries .

At this point, it is clear that the tayos are almost blind strange birds that live in those caves and Ecuador that are a feast for the Shuar, who capture them once a year, when solved by the entries down to the huge caves strings of llamas.

At the end of the interview the Hungarian launched this cryptic message to the readers of El Telegraph: "The day that Ecuadorians know the true history of their ancient homeland and America, which is the same, then only then will see the immense importance it had in past the 'Center of the World' and all that this continent has given to all peoples on earth. "

Móricz that expedition and his companions, among them some Ecuadorian authorities, ordered him to raise the flag of Ecuador and Argentina (adopted homeland of Hungarian). But he had an ulterior motive behind such an act: two nations shared the alleged discovery of an "underworld."

Looting and fires

Salesian Father Crespi wanted to start the first mission of the Amazon jungle in Ecuador Morona-Santiago. So from 1927 the missionary from Torino (Italy) started a long journey through the jungles to contact untapped indigenous Shuar, some of which still had the habit of reducing human heads. On their travels through the area rivers Yaupi, and Morona Mansceriche, Crespi has established close relations with the natives who even offered her a real head reduced. Nevertheless the military allowed him founded the mission in Morona.

Also the Indians Coangos, Shuar or Jivaro Group, had been friends of Father Crespi and offered her some of his most precious treasures. They gave her statues and stone slabs with inscriptions like those of some metal blades, also recorded with hieroglyphics and the religious kept in his parish Our Lady Help of Christians ", which was mysteriously burned down in 1962, according to a UFO researcher and investigator the city of Cuenca.

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Secrets and Lies

When I met the Italian researcher Gabriele D'Annunzio Baraldi in 1988, would never ever find in him one of the most important witnesses of the mystery of Cueva de los Tayos and baffling archaeological Ecuador. I was motivated to interview him for his daring theory about the existence of traces of Atlantis in South America The interview was done slowly, in several visits over the years, even before his death on September 24, 2002.

Baraldi, who lived many years in Argentina, told me of his trips to Ecuador and on the contacts he had with Móricz and Father Crespi: "In 1978 Móricz owned a mining company, mining and prospecting call 'Cumbaratza', recorded in Guayaquil . I, Baraldi, I stood by the Móricz at company headquarters in a simple house with a few huts around and an Ecuadorean military outpost near the Peruvian border. The site was also a landing strip for small planes. I spent some days in camp and there met Cumbaratza six foreign geologists who analyzed minerals. I learned later that those who sponsored the project was the Argentine government and that the gains were good, because Móricz received a medal of honor by those agreements.

Baraldi I remembered what he had told me earlier and asked him if Móricz invited to be part of society. He replied: "Yes. He wanted me to represent the Cumbaratza in Brazil for a navigation project that would link the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic via the Napo, Maranhão and Amazonas. The Cueva de los Tayos would be used as a tunnel under the Andes, as seen by the space carved these caves was too broad and would allow the passage of an aircraft as a Jumbo. I do not see them, but Móricz and his attorney claimed that the ground was leveled and the wonderfully Cyclopean walls were very smooth with respirators to varying heights, but with regular spaces. "

The startling revelation Baraldi stunned me. Intended to turn the tunnels with geo-strategic goal of paramount importance for Ecuador and other nations involved. But Baraldi believes that this project was flawed. I asked him with some skepticism, and he JKR: "Look, the direction is towards the tunnel Maranhão river, but the road has some cliffs where no one could move only by dragging. From my study later found that was a feat of engineering in the region of ancient peoples who built them in order to channel water for irrigation. And I mean something that few people know about or keep secret: the true discoverer of the tunnels was not Móricz, but Father Crespi, who won Móricz location. The same Father Crespi told me that the Ecuadorian Indians had also found a huge stone pyramid, with lots of archaeological treasures, which supplied the Museum of the religious who had at Salesian College of Cuenca.

I asked about what happened to the pyramid and Baraldi said: "Father Crespi told the copper that no one else to talk about it lest he be sacked."

Scenes from Ancient Egypt

Gabriele Baraldi maintaining good friendship with Father Crespi had exclusive access to various metal plates, never photographed, they were in college, "Mary Help of Christians" and who are now at an undisclosed location.

Baraldi tried to decipher some of them, using it for the translation system based, in his opinion, in what was supposedly left by the proto-Atlantean civilization and the Hittite Stone Inga (Paraiba, Brazil) and that approximates the phonetic language Tupi- Guarani.

He said one of the plates shows a pyramid by climbing two cats and crowned by a sun and two snakes. At its base there are two elephants and various symbols.

Baraldi explained that "This card is a reminder of thousands of years. It was a huge volcanic eruption, the volcano broke in half and covered a large territory with lava. The apex of the pyramid, which symbolizes the sun from Earth, meaning the active volcano. The residents said belonged to the empire of Constellation Canis Minor and relatives of the Empire of Constellation's largest Puma the Dog. "

According to the interpretation of the writings on the base of the pyramid, the destruction reached the "Empire of the constellation of the Southern Cross", whose residents implored the "White Mother Moon" that cleaned with water, fire and smoke covering the stars. The cataclysm, according to Baraldi, the supposed extermination of an entire civilization.

Another card featured a series of typical figures of ancient Egypt. A layer of gold leaf 11.5 x 19.5 cm contained some hieroglyphics. Reflected two scenes separated by a sphere. "On one side, the moon goddess and a king receiving the divine powers to become the king pharaoh. In addition, a calf at the foot of the god Ra, who sees the king with other powers and attributes. It also symbolized the goddess Hapi the Nile, behind the king "- said Baraldi.

Jaime Rodriguez, said: "Some unknown enclosure took the gold plates and then fanned the fire to the Museum of Crespi." "It is the conspiracy of the century," he said at his residence in Guayaquil. Rodriquez also ensures that "the British military who participated in the expedition in 1976 led to Tayos seven wooden boxes sealed. Nobody knew what the boxes contained, this was told by the Indians living near the pits. "

He also says that the transfer of the boxes was done with the help of a British intelligence agent who still lives in Quito and take the opportunity to report that Ecuador "there is still looting of archaeological and historical heritage."



Scripture Impossible

The author of the report also discovered some interesting coincidences between the plates of the former Crespi and Yungas of Peru. About the authenticity of the latter there was heated discussion at the beginning of the 19th century, when Dr. Olaechea proposed that its origin is Asian. The hypothesis was reinforced in 1915 when the consul general of Peru in China, Japan, Francis Lozaya sent some reproductions of the writing of the Yungas Japanese orientalist A. Nykl, opined that based on the written form used during the Chinese dynasty of Ihu Sau.

The academic debate about the writings in South America in pre-Columbian times is perpetuated to this day. Still, officially, it is considered that at that time there was an alphabet or writing, theory, now has more dissidents. This applies, for example, the archaeologist who Velez Lopez, a congress of Americanists celebrating in 1924, recalled that in the Quechua language are the terms quellca (paper) and quellcani (write).

The religious chronicler Fernando Montesinos (17th century) that the Incas had banned Chimus to manufacture a type of "paper" which consisted of tree leaves, scrolls, used to write. Later, a wise priest was burnt alive by the Incas, by what seems to have invented some characters.

It is said that from that time began to use the famous quipus, tied ropes with different types of nodes that contain coded information.

Either way, the truth is that there are also significant similarities between the signs contained in the plaques of Ecuador's culture and iconography Draconian Catamaraca province, north of Argentina. On ceramic stylized creatures appear draconian, like cats, dragons and humans with square eyes. Curiously, this culture also produced metal plates where they recorded these and other beings.

I ask the opinion of renowned Brazilian linguist, professor Luis Caldas Tibiriçá, author of the dictionary terms with Asians and Native Americans, about the possible scriptures plates Ecuador. In the opinion of this expert, it is a syllabic writing that holds great resemblance to the enigmatic writings of Glozel (France). One of the symbols represent the 'cosmic serpent' that bites its tail, related to the fire and with the Sun, which symbolizes the cycle of life.

Another view comes from the British researcher Leonard Craik, who also played some of the gold leaf, which is one of the inscriptions refers to a large tsunami that closed the original entrance of the Cueva de los Tayos "A wide range of debris is clearly visible, scattered over and through the first entrance of the cave "- justified.

He said that other boards have the following transcript: "Health care, justice and human rights, freedom to the community with the angelic hierarchy is witnessed by ... guarantee."

Claik ask yourself "what caused the death of these breeds and why they left the surgical procedures and abandoned their written many years before, when the elephants were still grazing on the plains of South America? They died because they lacked food. It happened as a large fire in the Mediterranean: the disruption of Pjaeton in Greek legend? The event that caused this rapid elevation of the Andes and the South at the time of the first cataclysm? And therefore the evaporation of the sea, and consequently the formation of hundreds of fields of salt as we meet today to miles meters high, especially south of Lake Titicaca? ".

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The Golden Plates

In March 2000 the Parish was in "Maria Auxiliadora" in Cuenca, Ecuador, the Salesian priest Sunday Perego kindly allowed me access to the courtyard of the old school, where they were huddled together and mixed with the remains of a rubble of a former fire hundreds of plates, not gold but brass.

Seeing them seemed vulgar falsifications, despite the Ecuadorian researcher Jaime Rodriguez and Professor Gabriele D'Annunzio Baraldi ensure me that they had seen between real gold pieces, coated with this metal in the old museum of Father Crespi that had been consumed by flames possibly caused a fire.

So where are the plates in the news authentic? The magazine "Más Alla 'investigated at the Museum of the Banco Central in Cuenca, where we found a document that stated:" Today, July 9, 1980, with delivery of a check for the amount of $ 10,667,210 , 00, the manager of the branch in Cuenca Central Bank of Ecuador, Dr. Alejandro Vintimilla Borrego, into the hands of Father Felix Roggia, rector of the Salesian House in this city, the culmination of the negotiation process after several talks with the Salesian Community maximum staff of the Central Bank of Quito, reaching a happy end. "

The text states categorically, "According to the inventory raised by Dr. Gustavo Reinoso there are approximately 5,000 pieces. Within this collection has been excluded from so many parts that lacked archeological value, and found false, they are not interested to the Bank and were not included in the inventory, they were in possession of the Salesian Community. " I think at this point, the writing was referring possibly to the parts that I saw in the courtyard of the College "Maria Auxiliadora".

Referring also to document the purchase and sale, "The economic contribution that received the Salesian priests, according to the wish expressed by them, will also benefit from Cuenca, the fact that pledged to build a school that will carry the name of the illustrious Salesian which is honoring the community service and Cuenca: Padre Carlos Crespi. "

The old school burned down and Cornelio Merchan rebuilt today, leads the current name of "Carlos Crespi and houses 1,000 students. Despite this evidence, when I interviewed the person responsible for Corporate Image of the Central Bank Museum, Ernesto Davila Trujillo, he said that he had never purchased gold leaf carved the Crespi Collection.

This must be clarified that Father Crespi had gold plates coming from the Cueva de los Tayos, but there are many more inside the Cueva (cave). Were those who had seen Móricz and who presumably sought the Anglo-Ecuadorian expedition of 1976. On the latter plates, little or nothing is known.


Conclusion

During a conference of the Swiss writer Erich von Daniken in 1990 in Quito, the Scottish leader of the expedition, Stanley Hall, said that those present had found the place where the treasures were transported and would publish a book about it, but so far nothing has been clarified.

Together these writings, there were other signs that, in the opinion of some researchers, could contain knowledge of an advanced civilization, including the true history of mankind.

Pablo Vilarrubi Maus, Spanish journalist and researcher.

http://frankherles.wordpress.com/2008/02/19/o-centro-do-mundo/

MariaDine
14th December 2010, 00:55
Date: 28 November 2006
By DIANE MACLEAN

THE NEWTON stone is a small, rather unassuming pillar in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. On one side is faded, ancient writing, on the other a curling snake and cylindrical patterning. Many would say that it is a typical example of a Scottish standing stone.
Yet one man claims that this is no ordinary stone, that instead it holds the secret of our missing pre-history. That it shows the birth of Jupiter from Saturn and more explosively, that it proves that someone was around to witness this planetary catastrophe and that this someone may not be human.

Stan Hall doesn't seem like a man who has come to the conclusion that life as we know it may be one big allusion. Sitting in his flat in a seaside town outside Edinburgh he tells of his life as a construction engineer before an adventure in Ecuador changed his outlook on life forever.

Hall was drawn to South America by tales of a fantastic mythical gold and crystal library, said to be hidden in subterranean tunnels somewhere in Ecuador. In 1976 he organised an expedition to try and locate the position of these extraordinary caves – even managing to entice the astronaut Neil Armstrong into coming along for the ride.

During his time there he failed to find the library. Instead he is convinced that he has located the lost city of Atlantis:

"The word comes from Atal and antis. Antis is the name for the Andes and Atal means old, or of the time of the mother waters – or deluge."

Where this all ties into the Newton Stone is complex and involves a past civilisation – the Atlanteans of old and their ancient history.Hall came to believe in the work of Juan Moricz – a Hungarian who lived in Ecuador who professed to have visited the metal library. Moricz theorised that the language spoken in South America was actually ancient Magyar and that this language can be found in ancient Sumerian and Assyrian writing. Hall believes that the Atlanteans spread their language and culture East and West after a crisis pushed them out of their homeland.

"After some interplanetary catastrophe and global deluge, Magyar-speaking survivors from the equatorial Andes…left the continent of Atl Antis," says Hall. "They crossed the Pacific and Atlantic oceans to establish a global federation."

According to Hall, these ancient people travelled to Sumer and the Middle East before, over time, spreading west where their Magyar word for tribe – Catti – became first the khatti-sars of the Assyrians, the Hatti of the Hittites and finally the same Catti who repulsed Julius Caesar from British Shores. He supports this theory by referring to LA Waddell's, 1924 book The Phoenician Origins of Britons, Scots and Anglo-Saxons, which suggests that the writing on the back of the Newton Stone is Hittite. And, according to Hall's theory, if the writing is Hittite, then it follows that the information that the stone depicts came ultimately from the South American Atlanteans,

"The keys to our lost history lie in things like the Newton Stone," says Hall before trying to explain the meaning of the carvings itself in relation to catastrophism theory.

The major proponent of catastrophism was Immanuel Velikovsky, who, in the 1950s, posited the idea that the earth has suffered global catastrophes, mostly caused by planetary action, that have been set down in myths, legends and histories of all ancient cultures. Hall thinks that the Newton Stone demonstrates one such cataclysmic event.

"I recognised that on the Newton Stone it shows two planets breaking away from each other…The double disc and z-rod pictographs…record for posterity the actual birth of Jupiter from Saturn."

Hall believes that this break-up of Saturn – which must have been an extraordinary cosmic moment – has been recorded in the myths of all ancient people.

"The Greeks talk of the night of the falling stars – all major civilisations have records of major interplanetary catastrophes. They're found in old nursery rhymes, which have found to be Sumerian, like 'Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle' which shows the planets rushing together."

But whilst Hall believes that our mytho-history records these turbulent disruptions, he is unsure whether humans would have been around to witness the events depicted. Which leads to Hall to question who first set down the information? Just who might have been around to see the birth of Jupiter?"I don't know who saw it," says Hall. "Who could have come through such chaos and written it down?"

One theory that comes into play is that of Erich Von Däniken whose 1968 book Chariots of the Gods?: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past suggested that extraterrestrials visited earth in the distant past.

Hall has come round to believing that this might indeed be what happened after all the interplanetary disruption of break-away planets, concluding that someone might have arrived in Earth looking for safety. It could be that the metal library in Ecuador may contain the proof of our colonisation by aliens.

"Who knows?" says Hall. "Perhaps 'it' brought 'its' treasures and archives to the one place on earth that offered the best possibility for colonisation – namely the equatorial Andes."

With the experience of witnessing interplanetary explosions presumably so vivid in their memories, we should not be surprised that they sought to record the event for prosperity – and encouraged their descendants to remember the event forever.

MariaDine
14th December 2010, 01:02
THE NEWTON STONE - AND THE WRITINGS http://stonecircles-and-stonehenge.blogspot.com/2007/10/newton-stone-brahmi-script-and-swastika.html

http://www.goldlibrary.com/newton%20stone.jpg


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_S1h0cMy62uE/SzZUx475nVI/AAAAAAAABMo/JaBqH6iTNvM/s400/NewtoneStone.jpg

FATHER CRESPI METAL WRITING STONE

http://neurovirtual.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/underground19_05.jpg

MariaDine
14th December 2010, 01:17
FATHER CRESPI WITH ONE OF THE PIECES OF THE «CUEVA«

http://neurovirtual.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/underground19_84.jpg

str8thinker
14th December 2010, 01:23
This has also been discussed here:

http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?8789-Does-the-metal-library-really-exist

They're both good threads; maybe they should be merged.

It appeared in the "Underground Aliens" episode in Series 2 of "Ancient Aliens".

Thanks for posting.

MariaDine
14th December 2010, 01:45
The itens refered in that treath (video) are not from the «Cueva», but from the ocean Pacific site - Valdivia.

http://connect.in.com/valdivia-ecuador/photos-1-1-1-64a561a0be0919fded303b30da76f452.html#image_button (around 3000/2000 years old artefacts)

Namaste

alrik35
18th February 2011, 07:05
well this could be another reason , why the want war with Ecuador and Venzuela....
The elite just loves artifacts.....elite?...bloody demons

In Iraq they went right to the ruins of babylon and got artifacts to manipulate Natural disasters.

And also Cred Mutwa an South African Shaman is being robbed by these creatures..

The Nazi's tried to steal the ark in ethiopia..wich they didnt succeed..

Mu2143
25th July 2012, 08:26
A team of explorers is claiming that
they have found the legendary metal library and various other treaures
and ancient objects in the Tayos Cave system in Ecuador.
In what maybe one of the biggest discoveries

http://s3.amazonaws.com/readers/2012/07/21/tallos17_1.jpg


http://fallenangels.ning.com/profiles/blogs/legendary-metal-library-found-in-tayos-cave-in-ecuador

TargeT
25th July 2012, 08:52
The team would not reveal the location of this incredible finding only saying that it is part of the Tayos Cave system. The explorers claim that they have concealed the location once again to make sure no one else locates the treasure until they get their samples tested. Once testing is complete, they agreed on the radio program to bring in a large professional team to fully excavate the site as long as they were part of it and were not robbed of their findings.

That image is not from the find, this whole thing is a bit fishy really.... time shall tell i supose... these caves have been explored for a long time, its strange that this find came from there.

Spiral
25th July 2012, 09:27
Cool , an Elephant in Ecuador ????

http://s3.amazonaws.com/readers/2012/07/19/cuevatayos4_1.jpg

TargeT
25th July 2012, 09:38
Cool , an Elephant in Ecuador ????



Those images are NOT from what was found....... I don't know why they are even up, perhaps as examples.

Spiral
25th July 2012, 12:40
Cool , an Elephant in Ecuador ????



Those images are NOT from what was found....... I don't know why they are even up, perhaps as examples.

Thought so, I was just teasing, the top ones got an Egyptian type pyramid with writing at the base, neither of which can be found in ancient S. American artifacts.

Billy
25th July 2012, 14:45
please see this thread from 2010

http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?8789-Does-the-metal-library-really-exist

Cartomancer
25th July 2012, 16:20
The picture looks like an old etching plate. The writing at the bottom appears to be Greek backwards-like a printing plate.

Koyaanisqatsi
25th July 2012, 16:56
Petronio Jaramillio died mysteriously attempting to excavate this decades ago

Bill Ryan
26th July 2012, 02:47
-------

Hi, All:

I've been following the metal library story for many years. It's way more than fascinating.

The best, most well-written and most detailed internet summary of the story of the metal library was written by Philip Coppens, here:

http://philipcoppens.com/metal_libr.html

I'm convinced that it exists. Klaus Dona, who Kerry and I interviewed in 2009, talked about it with me. In his interview, he showed us some intriguing metal plates that may well have originated from there.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSmkcn1hJWI

That particular section starts at 52:27. Here's a screenshot of two of the metal plates that Klaus showed us -- from Father Crespi's collection. It's taken form the video, is rotated 90 degrees, and is also taken at an oblique angle. The video shows quite some detail.

http://projectavalon.net/Klaus_Dona_metal_plates_from_Father_Crespi.jpg

Here also is a photo of the bend of the River Pastaza from where it's claimed the library can be reached -- via an underwater entrance to the cave system.

http://www.goldlibrary.com/jpg/Hall%20por%20el%20rio%20Pastaza.JPG

***

This latest report I believe is a hoax. The blogger is one mitchey179, whose posting history is here:

http://triond.com/users/mitchey179

That gives some indication of mitchey179's personality, interest, and style. In this, his most recent report, note that there are no details, no link to the "radio show", and the two images -- as TargeT pointed out (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?8789-Does-the-metal-library-really-exist&p=526943&viewfull=1#post526943) -- are not connected with this story, and have been posted elsewhere on the internet many times.

Rocky_Shorz
30th July 2012, 19:53
is it possible an Egyptian ship was lost on it's way to the Grand Canyon?

Bill Ryan
4th December 2012, 11:48
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Of interest to those following or researching the ongoing (and quite fascinating) metal library story:

I've just been sent these images of a small, very unusual metal figurine. It's claimed they were found in the Tayos Cave, and I was also sent an analysis by the University of Ecuador which (essentially) stated that they were made from an unknown alloy.

Has anyone seen reports or photos of this object before?

http://projectavalon.net/Tayos_Cave_Ecuador_figurine_1.JPG
http://projectavalon.net/Tayos_Cave_Ecuador_figurine_2.JPG
http://projectavalon.net/Tayos_Cave_Ecuador_figurine_3.JPG
http://projectavalon.net/Tayos_Cave_Ecuador_figurine_analysis_1.jpg
http://projectavalon.net/Tayos_Cave_Ecuador_figurine_analysis_2.jpg

WhiteFeather
4th December 2012, 13:35
-------

of interest to those following or researching the ongoing (and quite fascinating) metal library story:

I've just been sent these images of a small, very unusual metal figurine. It's claimed they were found in the tayos cave, and i was also sent an analysis by the university of ecuador which (essentially) stated that they were made from an unknown alloy.

Has anyone seen reports or photos of this object before?

http://projectavalon.net/tayos_cave_ecuador_figurine_1.jpg
http://projectavalon.net/tayos_cave_ecuador_figurine_2.jpg
http://projectavalon.net/tayos_cave_ecuador_figurine_3.jpg
http://projectavalon.net/tayos_cave_ecuador_figurine_analysis_1.jpg
http://projectavalon.net/tayos_cave_ecuador_figurine_analysis_2.jpg

seems to resemble an old buddha, look at the hand positioning.

Davidallany
5th December 2012, 02:00
The statue doesn't resemble a human being, the ears are too big. But it does resemble a humanoid being, it actually reminds me of a Ferengi or Piccolo on Dragonball.

Taurean
5th December 2012, 04:51
I like the fact that it doesn't appear to be an aggressive posture even though it looks to be Vulcan in origin.

Looks as though it's been subject to some heat, - maybe it's been retrieved from a crash site ?

nomadguy
6th December 2012, 07:03
I am not sure what anyone thinks about this, however the "Tayos" means "Oilbird"
known as the Steatornis caripensis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oilbird)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/37/Oilbirds.jpg/220px-Oilbirds.jpg
Very strange birds at that,
"They are nocturnal feeders on the fruits of the Oil Palm and tropical laurels, and are the only nocturnal flying fruit eating birds in the world (the Kakapo is flightless). They forage at night, navigating by echolocation in the same way as bats, but with a high-pitched clicking sound of around 2 kHz that is audible to humans"

and
"Behaviour

Oilbirds are nocturnal; during the day the birds rest on cave ledges and leave to find their food at night. Although it forages by sight, the Oilbird is one of only a few birds, and the only nocturnal one, known to navigate by echolocation in sufficiently poor light conditions, using a series of sharp audible clicks for this purpose. It also produces a variety of harsh screams while in its caves. Entering a cave with a light especially provokes these raucous calls; they also may be heard as the birds prepare to emerge from a cave at dusk."
"Oilbirds have been reported in various other places along the Andean mountain chain, including near Ecuador's Cueva de los Tayos"
Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oilbird)

So if you happen to looking for this cave, watch for the right type of birds nearby that river bend.
That is a strange figurine, gives me the feel of a troll. Bumpy skin with strangely large ears.
Those round parts on it remind me of welding globules.
Carry on ~

Carmody
6th December 2012, 17:18
portable XRF can be bought used, for about $15kUs these days. This gives element analysis and levels -in seconds, on and in location.

http://www.olympus-ims.com/en/innovx-xrf-xrd/

Some people dream about new cars, or kitchen rebuilds. To heck with that.

I want me one o' these:

http://www.elementalcontrols.com/en/products/products.html

or these:

http://www.olympus-ims.com/en/xrf-xrd/mobile-xrf/goldxpert/

Atlas
31st August 2014, 16:31
I've just been sent these images of a small, very unusual metal figurine. It's claimed they were found in the Tayos Cave, and I was also sent an analysis by the University of Ecuador which (essentially) stated that they were made from an unknown alloy.

Has anyone seen reports or photos of this object before?

It was on sale more than 1 year ago on "mercado libre", XAVO7 (http://perfil.mercadolibre.com.ec/XAVO7) (Ambato, Tungurahua) bought it from ARTECK2011 (http://perfil.mercadolibre.com.ec/ARTECK2011) (Quito, Pichincha) for $400.

Dogon Ancient Tayos Cave Collection
Precio: US$ 12300

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44908464/avalon/divers/tayos-figurine.gif
Here: http://www.preciolandia.com/ec/dogon-ancient-tayos-cave-collection-6f5v7-a.html

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44908464/avalon/divers/tayos-figurine-1.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44908464/avalon/divers/tayos-figurine-2.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44908464/avalon/divers/tayos-figurine-3.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44908464/avalon/divers/tayos-figurine-4.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44908464/avalon/divers/tayos-figurine-5.jpg

Also found on Anuncios.ec as piezas-extraterrestres-ufo-crash: http://www.anuncios.ec/imagen/piezas-extraterrestres-ufo-crash_1

2 piezas de altisimo valor PIEZAS GENUINAS PARA COLECCIONISTAS.
DIM: 9 cm
Metal: COBRE Otros ALUMINIO NIKEL Material Espacial.
PAGO CASH BANCARIO.
Porta: 092162651
email: arteck.ag@gmail.com
Quito , piezas extraterrestres ufo crash Miniaturas,
Precio 35000

http://img002.adimg.com/ImgAd/2010/08/18/1278268/piezas-extraterrestres-ufo-crash_4.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44908464/avalon/divers/tayos-figurine-00.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44908464/avalon/divers/tayos-figurine-0.jpg

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Tony Kistell also posted the photo on go-ecuador: http://go-ecuador.com/myths-legends/tablets-of-metal-legend-of-the-tayos-cave/

Atlas
31st August 2014, 17:26
The person on this photo hold them in his hands:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44908464/avalon/divers/tayos-figurines.jpg

GoodETxSG
31st August 2014, 18:27
Bill,
Since living in the region have you or any of your local crew made any expidetions to Ecuador's mentioned cave's or other controversial archaelogogy sites? On that note to Peru or surrounding area's? Those seem to be some very interesting filming opportunities and chances to make contacts in your area to "Dig Up" some exciting new information and be apart of history. I know you guys keep quite busy as it is, I was just curious if that had been done or was on the agenda.

Thank you much both OP and contributors to this Thread,
Corey

Atlas
1st September 2014, 19:23
[...] it's claimed the library can be reached -- via an underwater entrance to the cave system.

Reading the following claims, I'm not totally convinced that the entrance is underwater...


The secret entrance is only accessed from underwater!


According to the story, they had to dive down a few meters, swim a short distance under the water and come up into a small cave


Jaramillo always said that the entrance was under the river [...] Entrance is gained through an underwater opening in a river [...] whenever diving equipment was discussed as a necessity Petronio would say that even though it [the entrance to the cave] was under the river, it did not mean we would get wet.


Finally we climbed over the top of another small plateau and looked down and saw at our feet a good-sized stream. We jumped into it from a considerable height—something I had never done before in my life—and crossed it. Then we came to what looked like the entrance to a small cave. But as we entered it, leaving the water behind us, I realized I was treading on steps made in perfect symmetry.

Atlas
1st September 2014, 22:37
Maybe not related to the metal library but I found it intriguing that Manuel Palacios Villavicencio matches the Ecuadorian coat of arms with a plate from the Crespi collection:

http://tayoscave.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/crespi-escudo-ecfb.jpg

His analysis in English: http://tayoscave.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/day-of-the-arms-of-ecuador/

and in Spanish: http://tayoscave.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/a-proposito-del-dia-del-escudo-ecuatoriano/

Atlas
23rd February 2015, 09:27
Klaus showed Kerry and myself a couple of the metal tablets which had been extracted from the library. He had only been able to take them back to Austria because they had been branded as fakes. He was totally happy about that, as this enabled him to keep them.

http://projectavalon.net/metal_library_3.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44908464/Tayos/winged-genie-dona.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44908464/Tayos/winged-genie-1.jpg

Relief of winged genie, Palace of Ashurnasirpal ll
Nimrud
Neo-Assyrian Period
883-859 B.C.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44908464/Tayos/winged-genie.gif (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44908464/Tayos/winged-genie-0.jpg)
(click image to enlarge)

Hervé
20th April 2016, 02:23
Father Crespi Mystery Deepens: Ancient Origins Blocked from Further Investigations (http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-general/father-crespi-mystery-deepens-ancient-origins-blocked-further-investigations-005695)

By John Black 11 April, 2016 - 14:50

http://www.ancient-origins.net/sites/default/files/field/image/collection-of-artifacts.jpg (http://www.ancient-origins.net/sites/default/files/field/image/collection-of-artifacts.jpg)

Earlier this month we reported on an investigation into the story of Father Crespi and his missing artifacts. The story of Father Crespi is a mysterious and controversial account of a priest in Ecuador involving claims of unknown civilizations, strange golden artifacts, a subterranean cave system containing a metallic library, depictions of figures connecting America to Sumeria, symbols depicting an unknown language, and a Vatican conspiracy involving thousands of missing artifacts. Ancient Origins undertook an investigation to find out how much of the story is true. While our initial enquiries produced valuable information, our latest explorations resulted in threats and a warning to stop pursuing further investigations into the missing artifacts.

If you have not yet read the first article, please read it here (http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-general/truth-about-father-crespi-and-his-missing-artifacts-finally-revealed-005498) before proceeding with this update.

To summarize the results of our findings, our investigations determined that:


Father Crespi’s collection is not missing but was purchased by the Central Bank of Ecuador and is currently stored in their museum vaults.



The majority of Crespi’s collection consists of authentic and valuable artifacts gathered from around Ecuador.



The so-called Metallic Library mentioned by Eric von Däniken in his controversial book ‘The Gold of the Gods’ is nothing more than modern-day carvings on cheap metal.



A small subset of artifacts, which were photographed and filmed in the 1970s, consisting of gold carvings, hieroglyphs and Sumerian figures is genuinely missing and no one seems to have the answers as to where they are located and what their significance is.

Digging Deeper
On Wednesday the 30 th March, Dr Ioannis Syrigos, Co-Founder of Ancient Origins, arranged an appointment with Dr Luis Alvarez, expert on Father Crespi and Editor General of the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (a University founded by Father Crespi), to clarify a few missing pieces to the Crespi puzzle for a video Ancient Origin’s is preparing about Father Crespi’s life. This is an important video that will present the great personality of Father Crespi and his immense help to the people of Cuenca, Ecuador.

The missing pieces of the puzzle are of course the golden artifacts depicting hieroglpyhs and Sumerian figures, the ones that Crespi presents and supports in his videos with Stanley Hall and the ones that Professor Barry Fell of Harvard University identified as original. Some of these artifacts can be seen in the video below.


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The missing artifacts consist not only of metallic (golden) tablets, but also clay and stone artifacts with unusual carvings, none of which were among the thousands of artifacts that we viewed in his collection held by the Central Bank of Ecuador. Some of the artifacts were accepted by Father Crespi as original and authentic, while others were fake, which he also knew and acknowledged. As a highly educated man – a scientist, educator, anthropologist, botanist, artist, explorer, cinematographer, humanitarian and musician – Father Crespi was in a good position to assess the authenticity of the artifacts.

The University Withholds Information on Crespi’s Artifacts
After our arrival at the University, we met with Dr Luis Alvarez, who as always was friendly and welcoming, eager to help us complete our research and the video about Father Crespi.

In our discussion, we explained the importance of having all the facts around Crespi clear in the video, otherwise the video would be incomplete. However, any reference to the missing artifacts made Dr Alvarez uncomfortable. Initially it seemed that this was because he preferred that we focus on the other aspects of Father Crespi’s life that he deemed more important than the artifacts – i.e. his charitable endeavours. However, later it appeared that there were other reasons he was uncomfortable discussing the artifacts.


http://www.ancient-origins.net/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/crespy-artefact.jpg?itok=I0t-V3HP

The official response of Dr Alvarez was that these artifacts simply went missing, never to be found again. His assistant kindly clarified that 2 years before the death of Father Crespi, all items in his collection were recorded apart from the missing artifacts, which according to her, were already gone by then.

While initially Dr Alvarez said he knew nothing about the location of the missing artifacts, later on he contradicted this statement by saying that he was not authorized to talk about them, suggesting that it was not that he did not know, but that he was not permitted to reveal anything about them and was withholding information.

Involvement of the Vatican?
At some point during our discussion, we asked Dr Alvarez about reports that the missing artifacts had been shipped to the Vatican in Italy. His response was not to deny that this took place, but to say that he was aware that pieces of art had been sent to the Vatican because Father Crespi was a collector of Art and he had many items in his possession.

Ancient Origins Threatened to Leave the Investigation Alone
In the end, our persistence to clarify the situation led to an indirect threat that we should not question the Salesianos community because they are a very powerful religious community in Ecuador and therefore it is best that we do not look more into the missing artifacts, which are not important to their cause – making Father Crespi a Saint.


http://www.ancient-origins.net/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/crespi-photo.jpg?itok=TRDi11Nr

It was quite clear that during our conversation many contradictory statements were made, revealing that there is very obviously something that someone does not want the public to know about. Is there a cover up to hide the fact that the precious artifacts were stolen or sold for profit by someone? Or where they hidden away because they revealed something controversial about the history of the country?

Military Involvement?
In addition to our enquiries at the University, we also managed to get in touch with an investigator who came to Ecuador around a decade ago to carry out his own search into the Father Crespi mystery. While he asked to remain anonymous, he did allow us to relay some information he obtained during his enquiries. Upon visiting the Central Bank Museum of Ecuador, where Crespi’s artifacts are currently stored, he was told that the missing artifacts had been sold by the Chuch of Maria Auxiliadora, where Crespi carried out his charitable endeavours, to the Ecuadorian Military. He was also told that this information was confidential and not to be made public. We have been unable to verify the accuracy of this information, but it does add a new avenue to explore.

Despite the insistence by the University that we drop the investigations into the artifacts, we are now proceeding with further explorations through other channels and we will update on the results in due course. We will soon prepare a video showing the incredible life of Father Crespi, a multi-talented man whose main concern was to help the people of Ecuador.


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Featured image: A collection of artifacts given to Father Crespi


Related:


The Truth About Father Crespi and His Missing Artifacts Finally Revealed (http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-general/truth-about-father-crespi-and-his-missing-artifacts-finally-revealed-005498)



Father Crespi and the missing golden artifacts (http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-americas/father-crespi-and-missing-golden-artefacts-001196)



Expedition to Tayos Caves: Never Before Seen Photographs Shed Light on Mysterious Underground Network (http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-americas/expedition-tayos-caves-never-seen-photographs-shed-light-mysterious-020555)

Atlas
23rd May 2016, 20:25
http://projectavalon.net/metal_library_8.jpg
https://tayoscave.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/shilli.jpg

The symbols "XO" are also found on this artifact from the Burrows cave (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burrows_Cave):

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/imagenes_sociopol/underground12_03.jpg
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_underground12.htm
:confused:

Spellbound
8th December 2018, 00:14
Not sure if these are the Ecuadorian caves that Bill was referring to a few months ago in the Cory Goode thread, but it is rather intriguing. Apologies if this has been posted previously (I just came across it last night).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkN4qamIXeQ

Dave - Toronto

Bill Ryan
8th December 2018, 00:18
Yes, this is the same place: the Tayos Cave.

See this thread:


Does the metal library really exist?? (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?8789-Does-the-metal-library-really-exist)

(merging the threads... that also bumps the original VERY interesting thread on this. So Thx!)

Spellbound
8th December 2018, 00:27
Woops, sorry Bill. Please feel free to merge and bump. My bad. Have you ever been there? Is it even possible to enter these caves or are they sectioned off now??

This is like stumbling upon a new TV series and finding out there are a couple of seasons to binge watch. Those artifacts of Klaus Dona is fascinating stuff!!

Dave - Toronto

Bill Ryan
8th December 2018, 01:05
Woops, sorry Bill. Please feel free to merge and bump. My bad. Have you ever been there? Is it even possible to enter these caves or are they sectioned off now??

This is like stumbling upon a new TV series and finding out there are a couple of seasons to binge watch. Those artifacts of Klaus Dona is fascinating stuff!!

Dave - Toronto

Yes, one can go there, and there's a group that organizes trips. I've been very tempted to dig into that, I have to say. :)

But it's very arduous getting there, in the past involving jeep trips through the jungle and then quite a long jungle hike.

This website is one I've only just seen, and some of the photos show what it's like.


https://tayos.org

Two are below... visit the site to see them all. It appears they approached the cave by river, which might be a lot easier.


https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a233d6849fc2b2179ee2765/5bd4c59de2c4835088fe720d/5bd4c59e0d9297316b580da9/1540670968790/Tayos18+-+eoincarey_1411.jpg

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a233d6849fc2b2179ee2765/5bd4c59de2c4835088fe720d/5bd4c605c830255a54bbefe0/1540671040653/Tayos18+-+eoincarey_1421.jpg

Here's an account of an expedition there:


https://soleq.travel/las-cuevas-de-los-tayos

... the expedition organizer being Arutam Ecotours. Their page is [supposed to be] here:


http://arutamecotours.com/expedition-tayos-cave

... but it's offline and can't be found. However, Archive.org allows us to see it, as of earlier this year:


https://web.archive.org/web/20180228075034/http://arutamecotours.com:80/expedition-to-the-tayos-cave (https://web.archive.org/web/20180228075034/http://arutamecotours.com:80/expedition-to-the-tayos-cave/)

I just sent them a message (via the archived contact page (https://web.archive.org/web/20180228075236/http://arutamecotours.com:80/contact-us/)), so we'll see if they respond.

The address given for their office is actually fairly near where I live, so I'll most definitely drop by in a few days' time to see if they're still there.

onawah
16th December 2018, 00:53
Not sure if this has been posted before, but there is a 2008 free article called Quest for the Metal Library from Nexus Magazine you can download here:
https://nexusmagazine.com/free-downloads/?v=7516fd43adaa#/categories/ancient-mysteries




Yes, one can go there, and there's a group that organizes trips. I've been very tempted to dig into that, I have to say. :)


Oops, sorry. That is the same article as in the OP, just a different source. (sigh)

Bill Ryan
21st April 2019, 16:21
Here's a pretty mainstream article from https://atlasobscura.com/places/cueva-de-los-tayos.

It's rather scathing about Erich von Däniken, and doesn't mention a thing about Father Crespi and his extraordinary collection — which definitely came from somewhere! But there's some general information there that may be of interest.

~~~

Cueva de los Tayos

This cave system allegedly holds the "metallic library" of a lost ancient civilization.

In 1976, a major expedition entered the Cueva de los Tayos in search of artificial tunnels, lost gold, strange sculptures, and a “metallic library,” supposedly left by a lost civilization aided by extraterrestrials. Among the group was the astronaut Neil Armstrong.

For as long as anyone can remember, the indigenous Shuar people of Ecuador have been entering a vast cave system on the jungle-covered eastern foothills of the Andes. They descend, using ladders made of vines, through one of three vertiginous entrances, the largest of which is a 213-foot-deep (65-meter) shaft that leads into a network of tunnels and chambers stretching, as far as we know, for at least 2.85 miles. The largest chamber measures 295 feet by 787 feet.

https://cuencahighlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1-4.png
Inside the cave

For the Shuar, these caves have long been a center for spiritual and ceremonial practices, home to powerful spirits as well as tarantulas, scorpions, spiders, and rainbow boas. They are also home to nocturnal oilbirds, known locally as tayos, hence the name of the cave. The tayos are a favored food of the Shuar, another reason why they brave the depths of the cave system.

https://cuencahighlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2-2.png
An oilbird roosts on a cave ledge

In their role as guardians of the cave system, the Shuar had been left in relative peace over the last century or two, apart from an occasional gold prospector snooping around in the 1950s and ‘60s. Until, that was, a certain Erich von Däniken decided to get involved.

The Swiss author captured the global imagination in 1968 with the publication of his book Chariots of the Gods?, which was in large part responsible for the current plague of ancient astronaut theories and all that malarkey. Then, three years later, he published The Gold of the Gods, unleashing a little-known theory about the Cueva de los Tayos upon his eager readership.

In The Gold of the Gods, von Däniken recounted the claims of János Juan Móricz, an explorer who claimed to have entered the caves in 1969. Inside the cave, he asserted, he had discovered a treasure trove of gold, strange artifacts and sculptures, and a “metallic library” containing lost information preserved on metal tablets. And the caves themselves were surely artificial, he claimed, created by some advanced intelligence now lost to history.

This was red meat for von Däniken, of course, and tied in very nicely with his spate of lucrative books promoting his theories of lost civilizations, ancient astronauts, and the like (or, as Carl Sagan put it, von Däniken’s theory that “our ancestors were dummies”).

It also inspired the first major scientific expedition to Cueva de los Tayos. The 1976 expedition was led by Stan Hall, a Scottish civil engineer who had read von Däniken’s work. It quickly grew to become one of the largest cave expeditions of its time, with more than 100 people involved. These included British and Ecuadorian government officials, leading scientists and speleologists, British special forces, professional cavers, and none other than astronaut Neil Armstrong, who served as the expedition’s Honorary President.

The expedition was a success, at least in its less fanciful ambitions. The extensive network of caves was mapped far more thoroughly than ever before. Zoological and botanical findings were recorded. And archaeological discoveries were made. But no gold was found, no otherworldly artifacts discovered, and there was no sign of a metallic library. The cave system, too, appeared to be the result of natural forces rather than any kind of advanced engineering.

Interest in the Cueva de los Tayos never again reached the heights of the 1976 expedition, but numerous research expeditions have since taken place. One of the more recent expeditions was that of Josh Gates and his team for the fourth season of the television series Expedition Unknown. Gates entered the cave system with Shuar guides and Eileen Hall, the daughter of the late Stan Hall from the 1976 expedition. And while expeditions such as these have resulted in fascinating zoological and geological discoveries, there’s still no sign of gold, aliens, or a library.

Know Before You Go

The Cueva de los Tayos is located in the rainforest about 23 miles southeast of the town of Santiago de Mendez in southeastern Ecuador, not far from the border with Peru. It is within the Sindical Center Coangos, and is therefore on Shuar territory. Access to the cave must be arranged with local Shuar authorities. Expeditions to the cave can be carried out on foot, by boat, or a combination of the two. It is sometimes also possible to go via helicopter from the town of Macas, some 50 miles north of the caves.