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Inca traditions mention a city, deep in the jungle and east of the Andes area of Cusco which could be the last Incan refuge following the Spanish Conquest. [...] Just recently a Spanish Galleon that sunk over 300 years ago, was discovered off the coast of Columbia and possibly holding billions of dollars worth of treasure looted from Peru.
Due to the remote location of the area, as well as dense mountains that have to be traveled, it is no wonder that Paititi remains so hard to find.
Legendary explorer Greg Deyermenjian explains his extraordinary devotion to the area, “The quest for Paititi, for the furthest presence of the Incas into the selva beyond the ranges, [...], the site of Vilcabamba, the redoubt of Manco Inca–[...]–at Espíritu Pampa in the forested plains of La Convención province to the northwest of Machu Picchu. It was then that I began to hear about a site which lay hidden somewhere off to the east, where the Andes and the Amazonian rain forests meet in a riot of hills, ravines, and isolated peaks, all covered in jungle and crisscrossed by unnavigable boulder-strewn rivers and streams.
After having climbed now upriver, up and out of the cloud forest, to emerge back at the high alturas where we had begun, we soon ran into some wandering vaqueros, cowboys, who had driven the cattle to these lonely grasslands for unlimited grazing. From them we learned of an enchanted lake shaped like a figure “8”, astride ancient ruins, in a perpetually rainy and cold area to the northwest.
Then in 1995, from a high perch on the eastern edge of the Andes, [...], I caught a glimpse of the mighty peaks of this strange massif, which seemed to reach to a height quite uncommon for tropical mountains out beyond the Andes: while the entire range was enveloped in what appeared to be a thick mantle of green vegetation, the actual peaks were shrouded in what appeared to be perpetual cloud around the summits. Adjacent areas, [...], are said to harbor the extensive ancient stone ruins that could be the legendary Paititi.”
originally posted by: starwarsisreal
Reminds me of the game series Uncharted where it feature lost cities that house dangerous supernatural items.
originally posted by: Blue Shift
I imagine that if you're really looking for a gold city, you might want to look someplace close to where there is a lot of gold mining activity nearby. Gold is heavy. You don't want to build your golden city too far away from the mine.
originally posted by: aliensanonymous
a reply to: LSU0408
Have not seen the movie will have to check it out.
I am working hard, investing what I can and keep buying lotto tickets, if money/bills permit Peru is at the top of my list.