Machu Picchu: the mystery of the secret chamber

If the greatest secret of Machu Picchu had finally been discovered?

The story begins in 2010, when David Crespy, a French engineer on holiday in Peru, thought he had by chance, discovered a “secret door”  at the foot of one of the Machu Picchu main temples. But in Peru, no payed attention to him. In 2011, he took contact with the French explorer Thierry Jamin. Skeptical at first, he was soon convinced of Crespy’s discovery. He formulated an hypothesis about the presence of burial chambers still intact, in the heart of the Inca citadel.

In April 2012, Jamin and his group got the go-ahead from the Peruvian Ministry of Culture to perform electromagnetic resonances at the supposed site of the funeral site. They soon discovered the existence of a staircase, leading to a quadrangular room, then to a dozen of cavities with human dimensions. Probably graves. But they also discovered the presence of large deposits of non-ferrous metal objects (silver and / or gold). Bingo ! David Crespy was right. This is a major discovery. Perhaps the Inca Pachacútec mausoleum, the founder of Machu Picchu … but above all,  of the Inca Empire !

Output planned for 2021 – Expected duration: 1h30 – Format: HD

On September 5th 2012, Peruvian authorities acknowledged officially the discovery made by Thierry Jamin and the Inkari Institute. But the affair began a little complicated when Thierry presented a new project, whose goal would be to open the famous entrance..

In early 2013, the headmaster of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, in collusion with the regional director of the Ministry of Culture (later dismissed and prosecuted for corruption), tried by all means to prevent this new project. Then they generated a brutal campaign of controversy against Thierry Jamin, where accusations, insults and false rumors were used. Death threats soon increased at the French explorer home. He was called “false archaeologist” and accused of wanting to “destroy Machu Picchu”. The case became political. The President of the Republic, Ollanta Umala, took a stand and the French current government  had to intervene…

This incredible and unlikely story was fully followed and filmed by Jungle Doc Productions cameramen.

Entitled “Machu Picchu and the secret chamber mystery”, this ninety minutes documentary film, with an original and overwhelming music by Michel Wiklacz, tells the story of this incredible discovery, made in the heart of one of the most famous archaeological sites of the planet. It also tells  the  story of the Inca Empire, the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, that will lead to the fall of this civilization, and the mystery of the disappearance of all the royal mummies, including that of Pachacútec. It’s a real adventure film that will fascinate lovers of that type of movies.

Currently being edited, this documentary film will be available in 2020.