(gold bracelet found in Machu Picchu)
After taking three days "panning" something to write about, I finally found it. Hidden amid pieces of gold and silver, more precious than them - a veritable gold mine - the real treasure of Atahualpa... Willing to talk about it without wanting to hide it more, since the time of reconstruction is close and I do not know how many more days I will write about these things... Thus, I will expose publicly the true treasure of the Great Inca and I know he is very happy that I have been to reveal it to the World, which Cusco is the center...
"The Temple of the Sun was silent and cold. A light fog had enveloped the city, entering the Temple, as an omen. Huascar Inca stood, before the image of Punchau (Inti), and without much emotion, was just observing. The ancient times had brought him to that moment, a world bordering on perfection, on which the sun could shine forever, jumping from light to light, on the walls of gold Qoricancha. The figure of the sun, made of solid gold, its round alive face, its rays like a flame of fire, one-piece gold, so large that reached from wall to wall, made him to think for a minute, about the greatness of the Empire of the Sun. There was no other god as the sun, and never would be, and therefore nobody, too, bigger than his son. Never the Incas loved to other gods. The Moon, the Stars, the Lightning, the Rainbow, were only gods complementary of His retinue of light and creation.
He remembered who he was and walked to the door. The Son of the sun should shine, day after day, as the Father, for all - despite the rain, storm, wind, snow, darkness, death ... There is no alternative to such great responsibility. He stepped, strong, toward the exit. The decision was made - there's no recondite, under the Sun... "
The Qoricancha, Temple of the Sun, was strangely bright, in that misty afternoon, in the year 1532.
The Inca, who often traveled the same path, inside the temple, was full of omens, that day, as he turned to contemplate the embalmed bodies of the ancient Incas. These, bordering the figure of the sun, seemed to breathe, sitting in their seats of gold on the plates of shiny metal. All faces turned to the people, except his father, Huayna Qhapaq that, put in front of the representation of the sun, kept his face turned to him as his dearest Son ...
The Inca walked, once again, to the front door of the Temple, that opened to the north and was shining in the sun, like the rest of the walls, covered with gold plates. A smooth, constant noise drew attention to the room dedicated to the moon, its doors covered with silver plates, with the Lunar image in a huge piece of solid silver, Mama Quillia (Mother Moon), to whom pray and sacrifice the princesses. The bodies of the ancestral queens lineded the room and the mummy of the queen, mother of Huayna Qhapaq, face to face with the moon, occupied a prominent place in it.
He noted that all other rooms remained silent - the room of the Stars, of the Lightning, Thunder, as well as the room of the Rainbow. All these gods side, including the Moon itself, were not worshiped - only the Sun should be worshiped - the others were respected as having been created by him. and for being part of his entourage divine.
Cuzco, with its gleaming temple and palaces of gold, received, from the mines and mining, each year, about 15 thousand arrobas (1) of gold and 50,000 of silver, and many loads of gold and precious stones from all corners of the Empire.
Annex to the Temple, the Garden of the Sun, which Huascar had created, vied with the other, in beauty, but not in wealth. There, everything was in gold and precious stones, clods, deftly imitated in gold and silver, snails, lizards that seemed crawling the earth, delicately carved in golden metal, the grass, the plants, trees with fruits of gold and silver, delicate butterflies, put on the branches of the trees, birds like they were singing and flying and sucking honey from flowers - all in gold - the great cornfield, with its leaves, tassels and cobs that seemed real, the root of the sacred quinoa and to complete, twenty gold llamas with her cubs, equipment and pastors.
Nearly five hundred years after and the mystery became a secret, the secret became myth and myth is shaken, to the wind of time, as a flag of legends ... The Incas were silent - although even under torture. The Spaniards never gave up, though frustrated with the search result, and archaeologists seeking until today, constantly... Was it really true that the tunnel leading to the treasure of the Inca, starts from Qoricancha and has one of the outputs to the nearby impressive walls of Sacsayhuaman, in a place called Great Chinkana?
At the moment in which the gold was removed by Spanish to be taken to Spain, many pieces, especially sacred, were not found - objects of the golden garden, for example. At that time, began to speculate about what happened to the gold of the Incas. At that time, was born the legend that the gold was in secret rooms and tunnels under the Qoricancha...
The chronicler Felipe de Pomares (2), in the early seventeenth century, has referred to a prince Inca named Carlos, grandson of Cristóbal Paullu Inca, son of direct descendant of Huayna Qhapaq that, to marry a Spanish woman named Maria Esquivel, would have told her being the keeper of a vast hidden fortune. After marriage, she sought this treasure, and without finding it, began to insult her husband constantly calling him poor, urging him thus to show such a treasure that she, as Spanish, was seeking without ceasing. One day, tired of so many insults, he decided he would show her and then, after blindfolding her eyes, led her, sometimes on foot, others in her lap, by many alleys and basements.
When they arrived at a large underground, he took the blindfold and she could see "the most fabulous treasure imaginable." She told after she could see thousands of gold objects shining in the torchlight, there, were statues of the Incas, all in gold, the size of a child of twelve years. There were also vases, dishes and other objects, all of gold.
The husband blindfolded her eyes again and led her, from there, without taking anything. Mad with hate, she denounced him to the authorities. It was a crime to hide treasures that, in designing of the government, belonged to the Crown of Spain: his arrest was decreed, with the hope that, under torture, he confessed the location of the treasure. All to no avail, he managed to flee to Wilcabamba, the last Inca refuge in the Andes.
In 1814, Don Mateo Garcia Pumakahua, a descendant of Inca and conspirator against the royal armies of Peru, it seems, to convince the Colonel Domingo Luis Astete that there was enough gold to finance a separatist revolt, led him, blindfolded, through the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, then to a stream, perhaps Choquechaca, and from there, by a secret path in the underground. There, staring eyes, Astete could see Cougars with eyes of emerald, gold and silver bricks and countless pieces of great value. Astete may notice that at that moment the clock of the cathedral marked the chimes of the night.
Alexander Von Humboldt, in his book "VIEWS OF NATURE" (London, Henry G. Bohn, 1850) reports the following:
"The son of (Chief) Astorpilca, an interesting and friendly of seventeen years old, took us to the ruins of ancient palace. Living in great poverty, his imagination was filled with images of the underground splendor and treasures of gold, which in assured, were hidden beneath the rubble where we stood. He said one of his ancestors had covered the eyes of his wife and then going through complicated passages, led her to the underground gardens of the Inca. There the woman contemplated the creation of pieces of gold purer, trees with leaves and fruit, birds in its branches. Among other things, saw the golden chair of Atahuallpa... "
(continued) "The son of Astorpilca assured me that, in th underground, a little to the right of where I was, there was a large Datura tree, or Guanto, full of flowers, neatly made of gold and gold plates and its branches extended till the throne of the Inca. the morbid faith with which the young man asserted his belief in this fabulous story made a deep and melancholy impression on me.
These illusions are cherished among the people here, so as to guarantee them comfort in the midst of great hardship and suffering land. I told the guy, "Since you and your parents believe so strongly in the existence of these gardens, you do not feel, in your poverty, a desire to enjoy these treasures that are so close to you?" The response of young Peruvian was so simple and expressive of the calm resignation of the indigenous inhabitants of the country that I put the below, in Spanish, in my newspaper. "Such a wish (tal antojo), he said, "never reaches us". My father says it would be sin (que fuese pecado) if we had the golden branches, with all its golden fruits, our white neighbors, would hate us, would hurt us. We have a small field and good wheat (buen trigo). "
I made a point out of this brief statement that, unlike of what is trying to show, the biased description of the famous author of Views of Nature, Alexander Von Rumboldt simply expresses the essence of the Inca people and his legacy of what they teach with his example, would not need anything else to reveal the true treasure of Atahualpa - hidden - among other treasures, materials, valuable, precious, lasting but susceptible to theft and misappropriation. The true Inca treasure, can not be stolen, was not melted, much less exported to Europe, even under torture. The spirit of this people still shines, as the sun itself that it represents. They still keep themselves, preserve,themselves, untouched, pure and true, waiting for the return of whom they expect to deliver them from oppression and those who ignore the existence of a civilization that not knows stealing, lying or be lazy... Ama Sua, Ama Llulla, Ama Quella...
In the early days of March 2003, the worldwide media reported that the Spanish archaeologist Anselm Pi Rambla had found a large tunnel, or underground gallery, about two kilometers long, in the underground of the old Inca city of Qosqo, current Cusco, which united the building called Qoricancha, former Temple of the Sun, now the Convent of Santo Domingo, to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, located in the north of the city.
According to Rambla and his collaborators, the tunnel was just a small part of a large tangle of galleries, chambers and mausoleums that, certainly, if extendiam underground city, as indicated by the modern and sophisticated radars that had marked a network of communication between the Convent of Santo Domingo with the Convent of Santa Catalina (Marcahuasi), with the Cathedral (Temple of Wiracocha Inca), with the palace of Huascar, the Temple of Manco Capac (Colcampata) and the Huamanmarca. A few hundred meters deep under the surface of the modern city of Cusco.
All buildings are in perfect alignment astronomical, with which to confirm that the ancient Inkas also guided their construction by the position of the sun, moon and constellations.
In July 2000, when the agreement was signed between the National Institute of Culture of Peru and the Orden de los Dominicos of Cuzco by one side and the Society Research Anselm Pi Rambla (Sociedad Bohic Ruz Explorer) on the other, there were many opponents to the draft and, despite the grandeur of the discovery,only five months after, in August of the year 2003, the National Institute of Culture of Peru rescinded agreements authorizing the work of excavation and research existing, by an grave accusation: the project had been a big mistake.
The same authorities, which prevented further work in searching for new tunnels to confirm the reality of all these legends, insisted for Rambla finished the excavations conducted in the temple, which remained unfinished, leaving the completion of the works in charge of the group in charge of search: the works included the payment of labor, professional fees, the cost of materials to fill the excavation and replacement of the removed material. Similarly, they had to pay a deposit of six thousand dollars as a guarantee of compliance with the completion of closure of the works, whose benificiário was the Convent of Santo Domingo, from where the tunnel started...
1. arroba - A unit of weight formerly used in Spanish-speaking countries, equal to about 11.3 kilograms (25 pounds).
(2) Don Felipe de Pomares - This name I found in my searches, as having written a manuscript that can be found in the British Museum, in which he related this story.
It could be the famous chronicler Felipe Huaman Poma de Ayala, to a typing error or something? I think it does not matter...